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THE ORDER OF 

DIVINE SERVICE 

FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP 

THE 

ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS 

AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES 

AND A SELECTION FROM THE DAILY OFFICES 

COMPILED FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN DEVOTIONS 

TOGETHER WITH 

AN ABRIDGED AND REVISED PSALTER AND CANTICLES 
POINTED FOR CHANTING 




HUMPHREY MILFORD 
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 

LONDON EDINBURGH GLASGOW ' COPENHAGEN 

NEW YORK TORONTO MELBOURNE CAPE TOWN 

BOMBAY CALCUTTA MADRAS SHANGHAI PEKING 

I92I 



PRINTED AT OXFORD, ENGIANn 

BY FREDERICK HAM. 

PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSl'l'^' 






CONTENTS 

The Preface ....»..• 
Tew Services for Morking and Evening Prayer 

First Order of Service. Morning 

Second „ ,, Evening 

Third „ ,, Morning 

Fourth „ ,, Evening 

Fifth „ „ Morning . 

Sixth ,, ,, Evening 

Seventh „ „ Morning 

Eighth „ ,, Evening 

Ninth ,, ,, Morning 

Tenth ,, ,, Evening 

Special Services and Litanies 

Service for Christtnastide. Morning 
„ ,, Evening 

Missionary Thanksgiving and Intercession. 
(For Epiphany.) 

Tenebrae. Service for Maundy Thursday Evening 

Service for Good Friday ..... 

Service for Eastertide. Morning 
,, „ Evening 

Litany of the Holy Ghost. (For Whitsuntide.) 

Adoration of the Holy Trinity. (For Trinity Sunday.) 

Thanksgiving and Litany for the Church 

Litany of Labour ..... 

Litany of the Sick 



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A Simple Observance of the Lord's Siri'PEn 

The Eucharist, or the Sacrament of Hoi.y Commun 

The Collects .... 

Special Prayers 

Prayers for Special Occasions 

Prayers for Special Graces 
The Sacrament of Baptism . 
The Marriage Ceremony 
The Burial of the Dead 
Daily Offices 

Prime .... 

Vespers .... 

Compline .... 
A Table of Proper Psalms 
The Psalter .... 
The Canticles 
Acknowledgments . 
Index and Sources of Prayers 

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The principle of liturgical prayer would appear to be but 
imperfectly understood, not only by those who have objected to 
the use of forms of prayer, but also by those who have been 
foremost in defending them. There can be no sufficient substi- 
tute for the direct and unfettered utterance of the spirit aware 
of its need and conscious of the presence of God ; and even in 
common worship, where agreement and guidance are necessary, 
anything that would repress or weaken the capacity for leading 
people in prayer, inspired as this can be by the heightened 
sense of God's nearness which united worship creates, and the 
deepening of desire which it stirs, not only could be condemned 
as a grievous quenching of the Spirit, but, where it was the 
effect of a too great preference for liturgical forms, would be 
open to the charge of destroying the creative source of liturgy 
itself; seeing that many of the noblest forms, especially in the 
liturgy of the Eucharist, must owe their origin to spontaneous 
utterance. 

The general purpose of a liturgy is to secure comprehension 
and order in our prayers, to enable the congregation to folloAv 
with greater ease, and by their more frequent audible response 
to make the prayers their own ; but, more e.specially, to provide 
guidance for individual devotion, to discipline and inspire the 
soul for free utterance in prayer, as well as to lead to that 
unutterable yearning after God and the silent adoration of 
His glory into which the highest reaches of prayer inevitably 
pass. It follows from this that liturgical prayers are of a certain 
recognizable type, somewhat restrained and impersonal in their 
feeling, smoothflowing in language and unobtrusive in tlieir 
style ; and also that they ought to be recited without emphasis 

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and in a level tone, the enunciation distinct and clear but the 
rate somewhat faster and the voice more subdued than ordinary 
reading requii-es ; the intention being to create an atmosphere 
of devotion and to provide a background of prayer, rather tlian 
attempting to force individual aspirations into a prescribed form, 
or pretending to cover the complete exercise of prayer. Kiglitly 
understood by those who follow, and properly used by those 
who lead, liturgical prayer may therefore be a greater encourage- 
ment to ' free ' prayer than the often too dominating, individual- 
istic and complicated utterances which have come to be thus 
exclusively described. 

Clearly to set forth these principles demands that room sliall 
be left both for freely uttered and for silent prayer, not only as 
existing alongside liturgical forms, but as their very crown and 
consummation. It must also follow that anything like the 
imposition of a rigid and coercive conformity will only turn 
what is in itself a godly discipline into an intolerable yoke, 
which, as history has sufficiently shown, men will conspire 
to break, and in anger contiime to reject, no matter at what loss to 
corporate devotion and their realization of the communion of 
saints. 

It is hoped that the liturgy here put forward may commend 
itself to those Churches where the opportunity of free prayer is 
cherished as a precious heritage, but where also the desire for 
some common form is beginning to be felt. If individualism in 
' free' prayer is a danger, it would be even more so in the case 
of a liturgy composed by a single person ; yet the efforts of 
committees in this dii*ection seem destined to emerge either 
prolix or colourless. In the following pages an attempt has^ been 
made to solve the difficulty by having recurrence to those 
sources of prayer which have already estabHshed themselves by 
long continued use, secured the approval of liturgical students 
or commended themselves to the taste of various collectors. 
Actual new comy)ositions have been reduced to a minimum, and 
where they have been included, it is hoped that their likeness to 
tlie older material will allow them to pass undetected save 

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by the higher critics of liturgiology and those who are 
curious to identify authorship. If, in this collection, the 
ancient has been preferred to the modern, this is not from 
antiquarian prejudice, but simply because the older prayers have 
in most instances passed through a polishing process, to which 
they owe their more perfect form, and because the modern 
emphasis,, however necessary and true to the need of the hour, 
passes more rapidly and obviously out of date ; while the 
modern style of expression admittedly does not lend itself to 
the particular demands of liturgical style Room is left for the 
modern and personal emphasis in the places provided for free 
utterance, where the liturgical style should be as much as 
possible avoided ; which would have the desirable effect of 
liberating ' free ' prayer from the formality, repetition, and vain 
attempts at comprehension into which it frequently falls. 

In accordance with the principles laid down, not only lias 
space been set aside for both free and silent prayer, but at other 
places the alternative of extempore prayer is suggested as a 
substitute for the form provided. The directions ' shall ' and 
' may ' are not to be taken as imitations of an authoritative rubric, 
but are employed solely as a guide to the congregation, in- 
dicating where changes may be expected. Authority is, in the 
nature of the case, neither desirable nor possible, since such a 
liturgy can only be used where congregations are free to adopt it 
of their own deliberate choice, and, therefore, where no dread of 
' conformity ' need be roused. 

In the difficult question of providing for more than one type of 
practice and in allowing room for both more and less ' advanced ' 
doctrjne and custom, it has been thought well, instead of 
attempting a colourless and concealed compromise, boldly to 
provide alternative forms ; and by placing other parts in brackets, 
as a sign that they may be omitted, allow some congregations to 
use devotions which others might feel unable to follow. Other 
portions are similarly marked as liable to omission in order 
to allow for the shortening of the service, a not unnatural or 
necessarily irreligious demand of our age. The provision of a large 

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number of altei'uative services, as well as services for special 
occasions, is intended to secure sufficient familiarity without 
falling into the reiteration from which other examples of liturgy, 
however noble, undoubtedly suffer. The fewest possible al- 
terations have been made in forms familiar by long usage, 
where change would jar and naturally be resented; but here 
and there it has been felt to be necessary, either where the 
expression is one which no longer truly describes the attitude of 
devout people, or where there seemed room for some rearrange- 
ment or more suitable application, to which, it may be pleaded 
in defence, such forms have already been subjected in the process 
of their perfecting. 

This liturgical attempt is put forward at a time when Churches 
hitherto unaccustomed to provided forms of prayer are looking 
for help in that direction, and it is sent forth with the earnest 
hope that, if it should prove acceptable, it may do something to 
revive the attraction of common worship, deepen the practice of 
prayer, and provide that combination of richness and simplicity 
which should characterize the worship of the Christian Church. 



FIRST ORDER OF SERVICE 

MORNING PRAYER 

M The Service may commence with a Hymn, a Choral Introit, 
or with the following Scripture Sentence. 
{All standing) 

OCOME, let us worship and bow down ; let us 
kneel before the Lord our Maker: for he is our 
God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the 
sheep of his hand. 

INVOCATION 

H Extempore, or the following. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

GOD, the true Light of believers, the eternal 
Glory of the just, whose light never setteth, 
and whose brightness knoweth no bounds ; grant us 
to live in thy glory, and to enter into thine eternity ; 
that as thou hast brought us through the night and 
granted us to see the morning, so thou mayest bid 
us corne to that blessed and everlasting day, where 
night is no more, and thou dwellest in light unap- 
proachable, glorified by thy saints, and adored by 
all them that believe ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

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Let us humbly confess that we have sinned and 
come short of the glory of God. 

CONFESSION 

Minister and People. 
ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father ; we have 
j\ erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. 
We have followed too much the devices and desires 
of our own hearts. We have offended against thy 
holy laws. We have left undone those things which 
we ought to have done ; and we have done those 
things which we ought not to have done. But thou, 
O Lord, have mercy upon us. Spare thou them, 
O God, which confess their faults. Restore thou 
them that are penitent ; according to thy promises 
declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. 
And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake ; that 
we may hereafter live a godly, righteous and sober 
life, to the glory of thy holy Name. Amen. 

ABSOLUTION 
Minister. 
ALMIGHTY God, the Father of our Lord Jesus 
iJL Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, 
but rather that he may turn from his wickedness 
and live ; and hath given power and commandment 
to his ministers to declare and pronounce to his 
people, being penitent, the absolution and remission 
of their sins : he pardoneth and absolveth all them 
that truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy 
Gospel. Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us 
true repentance, and his Holy Spirit, that those 
things may please him which we do at this present ; 
and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure 
and holy; so that at the last we may come to his 
eternal joy ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. A men. 

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ir Or this. 
PRAYER OF ABSOLUTION 

Minister. 

OGOD, whose nature and property is ever to 
have mercy and to forgive ; receive our humble 
petitions; and though we be tied and bound with 
the chain of our sins, yet let the pitifulness of thy 
great mercy loose us ; for the honour of Jesus Christ, 
our Mediator and Advocate. Amen. 

THE LORD'S PRAYER 

Minister and People. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 
us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil: for 
thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for 
ever and ever. Amen. 
Minister. O Lord, open thou our lips. 
People, And our mouth shall shew forth thy 
praise. 

(All standing) v 

Minister. Praise ye the Lord. 
People. The Lord 's Name be praised. 

PSALMS FOR THE DAY 

(pages 214-352.) 

FIRST LESSON 
[CANTICLE] (pages 353-375.) 

[SECOND LESSON] 

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SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 

The Beatitudes 
(Either chanted, or the Minister reading each verse, and the 
people responding: Grant us this grace, we beseech 
thee, O Lord.) 

(All standing) 

BLESSED are the poor in j spirit : for theirs is 
the I kingdom of | heaven. 
Blessed are they that | mourn : for they | shall 
be I comforted. 

Blessed are the | meek : for they shall in | herit 
the I earth. 

Blessed are they that do hunger and thirst 
after | righteousness : for they | shall be | filled. 

Blessed are the | merciful : for they shall ob | tain | 
mercy. 

Blessed are the pure in \ heart : for they | shall 
see I God. 

Blessed are the | peacemakers : for they shall be 
called the 1 children of | God. 

Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteous- 
ness' I sake : for theirs is the | kingdom of | heaven. 
Blessed are the dead that die in the | Lord : they rest 
from their labours, and their works do [follow | them. 
Minister. The Lord be with you. 
People. And with thy spirit. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

SUFFRAGES AND GENERAL PRAYERS 
Lord, have mercy upon us. 
Christ, have mercy upon us. 
Lord, have mercy upon us. 
Minister. O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us. 
People. And grant us thy salvation. 
Minister. O Lord, save the King. 
People. And mercifully hear us when we call 
upon thee, 

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Minister. Endue thy ministers with righteousness. 
People. And make thy chosen people joyful. 
Minister. O Lord, save thy people. 
People. And bless thine inheritance. 
Minister. Give peace in our time, O Lord. 
People. Because there is none other that maketh 
wars to cease, but only thou, O God. 
Minister. O God, make clean our hearts within us. 
People. And take not thy holy Spirit from us. 

The Collect fob the Day (pages 141-166.) 
H And then any or all of the following prayers. 

OGOD, who art the Author of peace and Lover 
of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our 
eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom ; 
defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our 
enemies ; that we, surely trusting in thy defence, 
may not fear the power of any adversaries, through 
the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

OGOD, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, 
we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and 
conditions of men ; that thou wouldest be pleased 
to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health 
unto all nations. More especially, we pray for the 
good estate of the Catholic Church ; that it may be 
so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all 
who profess and call themselves Christians may be 
led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in 
unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in right- 
eousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly 
goodness all those, who are any ways afflicted, or 
distressed, in mind, body, or estate ; that it may 
please thee to comfort and relieve them, according 
to their several necessities, giving them patience 
under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all 
their afflictions. And this wc beg for Jesus Christ 
his sake. Amen, 

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ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, by w^ose 
l\ Spirit the whole bodyof the Church is governed 
and sanctified ; receive our supplications and prayers, 
which we offer before thee for all estates of men in 
thy holy Church, that every member of the same, 
in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly 
serve thee ; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus 
Christ. Amen. 

H Here may be added any special Prayer, (pages 167-175.) 

ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we 
-/\. thine unworthy servants do give thee most hum- 
ble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and lov- 
ing-kindness to us, and to all men ; we bless thee 
for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings 
of this life ; but above all, for thine inestimable love 
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus 
Christ ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of 
glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due 
sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be 
unfeignedly thankful, and that we shew forth thy 
praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives ; by 
giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking 
before thee in holiness and righteousness all our 
days ; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom 
with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and 
glory, world without end. Amen. 

ALMIGHTY God, in whose presence do live 
Jl\. the spirits of the just made perfect ; we render 
thee most hearty thanks and praise for thy won- 
derful grace and virtue declared in all thy saints, 
most humbly beseeching thee to give us grace to 
follow their good examples, and praying that it 
may please thee of thy gracious goodness shortly to 
accompHsh the number of thine elect, and so to 

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hasten thy kingdom, that all those who are departed 
in the truefaith of thy holy Name may the sooner have 
their perfect consummation and bliss in thy eternal 
glory, and that after this life is past we may together 
with them see thy glory in the face of Jesus Christ, 
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy 
Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen. 

ANTHEM OR HYMN 



SILENT PRAYER 

H followed by 

THE MINISTER'S PRAYER 

51 Extempore, or such as he may select ; concluding with the 
following. 

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at 
jTVthis time with one accord to make our common 
supplications unto thee ; and dost promise, that 
when two or three are gathered together in thy 
Name thou wilt grant their requests ; fulfil now, 
O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, 
as may be most expedient for them ; granting us in 
this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world 
to come life everlasting. Amen. 

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 
Amen. 

Here may follow a Hymn, the Sermon, the Ofl'ering, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 



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SECOND ORDER OF SERVICE 

EVENING PRAYER 

H The Service may commence with a Hymn, a Choral Introit, 

or with the following Scripture Sentence. 

(All standing) 

THE Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon 
him, to all that call upon him in truth. He 
will fulfil the desire of them that fear him ; he 
also will hear their cry, and will save them. 

INVOCATION 

H Extempore, or the following. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

O GREAT King of heaven and earth, the Lord 
and Giver of life ; receive us thy servants, 
drawing near to the throne of grace in the name of 
Jesus Christ. Give unto every one of us what is 
best for us, cast out all evil from within us, work 
in us a fulness of holiness, wisdom and spiritual 
understanding, that we, increasing in the knowledge 
of God, may be fruitful in every good work ; through 
Jesus Christ pur Lord. Amen. 

Let us with a pure heart and humble voice seek 
the forgiveness of God. 

CONFESSION 
Minister and People. 

OTHOU that art of purer eyes than to behold 
evil, if thou shouldst mark iniquities, who 
should stand ? Enter not into judgement with thy 
servants, for in thy sight shall no man living be 
justified ; for thou knowest our foolishness and our 
sins are not hid from thee. But thou, O Lord, art full 

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of compassion and gracious, slow to anger and plen- 
teous in mercy ; there is forgiveness with thee that 
thou mayest be feared. Cleanse us from secret 
faults, keep back thy servants from presumptuous 
sins ; deliverus from all our transgressions, draw nigh 
unto our souls and redeem them, and purge away 
our sins ; for thy Name's sake. Amen. 

ABSOLUTION 
Minister. 
T T rHO is like unto God, that pardoneth iniquity 
Wand passeth by the transgression of his heritage? 
He retaineth not his anger for ever, because he 
delighteth in mercy. He will turn again and have 
compassion upon us ; he will tread our iniquities 
under foot, and cast all our sins into the depths of 
the sea. Amen. 

THE LORD'S PRAYER 
Minister and People. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 
us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : 
for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 
Minister. O magnify the Lord with me. 
People. And let us exalt his Name together. 
{All standing) 

Minister. Let the people praise thee, O God. 
People. Yea, let all the people praise thee. 

PSALMS FOR THE DAY 

( pages 2U 352.) 

FIRST LESSON 
[CANTICLE] {pages 353-375.) 

[SECOND LESSON] 

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SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 

The Divine Pbaises 
{All standing) 

Minister. Stand up and bless the Lord your God. 

People. Blessed be God. 

Minister. Blessed be the Name of the Lord, from 
this time forth and for evermore. 

People. Blessed be his holy Name. 

Minister. Blessed be the God and Father of our 
Lord Jesus Christ. 

People. Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and 
true Man. 

Minister. Blessed is he that cometh in the Name 
of the Lord. 

People. Blessed be the Name of Jesus. 

Minister. Blessed be God, the Father of all mer- 
cies, and the God of all comfort. 

People. Blessed be the Holy Ghost the Comforter. 

Minister. Blessed be God, who hath blessed us 
with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places 
with Christ. 

People. Blessed be God in his angels and in his 
saints. 

IT Or this. 

The Declabation op the Divine Nature 

Minister. No man hath seen God at any time. 

People. The only-begotten Son, which is in the 
bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. 

Minister. God is love. 

People. And he that abideth in love, abideth in 
God, and God abideth in him. 

Minister. God is light. 

People. And in him is no darkness at all. 

Minister. God is spirit. 

People. And they that worship him must worship 
in spirit and truth. 

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Minister. Let us pray. 
THE MINISTER'S PRAYER 

IT Extempore, or such as he may select, concluding with 
The Collect for the Day {pages 141-166.) 
ANTHEM OR HYMN 

INTERCESSION 

OLORD, who hast made us a royal priesthood 
that we might offer unto thee supplications and 
intercessions for all men ; hear us when we pray : 
That it may please thee to rule and govern thy 
holy Church universal in the right way ; 
fVe beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 
That it may please thee to keep and strengthen 
in the true worshipping of thee, in righteousness 
and holiness of life, thy servant, our gracious King ; 
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 
That it may please thee to illuminate all Ministers, 
Evangelists and Teachers with true knowledge and 
understanding of thy Word ; and that both by their 
preaching and living they may set it forth, and 
shew it accordingly ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 
That it may please thee to endue our legislators 
with wisdom, and understanding, and to give grace 
to our judges, and magistrates, to execute justice and 
to maintain truth ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 
That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy 
people ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 
That it may please thee to give to all nations 
unity, peace, and concord ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

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That it may please thee to succour, help, and 
comfort, all that are in danger, necessity, and tribu- 
lation ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 
That it may please thee to preserve all that travel 
by land or by water, all women in travail, all sick 
persons, and young children ; and to shew thy pity 
upon all prisoners and captives ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 
That it may please thee to defend, and provide 
for, the fatherless children, and widows, and all 
that are desolate and oppressed ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 
That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, 
persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts ; 
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 
That it may please thee to have mercy upon all 
men ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

OLORD, the Life of mortals, the Light of the 
faithful, the Strength of those who labour, and 
the Repose of the dead ; grant unto all mankind 
knowledge of thyself; to those who know thee 
greater love of thy Name ; to the weary refreshing 
sleep ; [and to the departed perpetual light and 
peace ;] through the merits of our Saviour. Amen. 

SILENT PRAYER 
Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen. 

Here may follow a Hymn, the Sermon, the Offering, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 



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THIRD ORDEK OF SERVICE 
MORNING PRAYER 

T The Service may commence with a Hymn, a Choral Introit, 
or with the following Scripture Sentence. 

{All standing) 

GIVE unto the Lord the glory due unto his 
Name : bring an offering, and come before 
him : worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. 

INVOCATION 

IT Extempore, or the following. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

WE give thee thanks, yea more than thanks, 
O Lord our God, for all thy goodness at all 
times and in all places ; because thou hast shielded, 
rescued, helped and guided us all the days of our 
life, and brought us unto this hour. We pray and 
beseech thee, merciful God, to grant in thy good- 
ness that we rnay spend this day, and all the time 
of our lives, without sin, in fulness of joy, holiness 
and reverence of thee. Drive away from us all 
envy, all fear, and all temptation, and bestow upon 
us what is good and meet : and whatever sin we 
have committed in thought, word, or deed, do thou 
in thy goodness and mercy be pleased to pardon ; 
through the grace of thine only -begotten Son. A men. 

Let us make humble confession of our sins to God. 

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CONFESSION 
Minister and People. 

OLORD, the great and dreadful God, which 
keepeth covenant and mercy with them that 
love thee and keep thy commandments ; we have 
sinned, and committed iniquity, and have done 
wickedly, even by departing from thy precepts and 
from thy judgements. Yet to thee belong mercies 
and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against 
thee. Wherefore hear the supplications that we 
present unto thee, not for our righteousness, but for 
thy great mercies, and cause thy face to shine upon us. 
O Lord, hear ; O Lord, forgive ; O Lord, hearken 
and do. Defer not, for thine own sake. Amen, 

PRAYER OF ABSOLUTION 
Minister. 

OLORD, the God of Israel, there is no God like 
unto thee, who keepest covenant and mercy 
with those that walk before th.ee with all their heart. 
Wherefore have respect unto the supplications of 
thy servants and hearken unto the prayer that they 
make before thee : and howsoever they may have 
sinned, yet hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, 
and when thou hearest. Lord, forgive. Amen. 

THE LORD'S PRAYER 
Minister and People. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 
us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : 
for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

Minister. O give thanks unto the Lord. 
People. Sing praises unto him : glory in his holy 
Name. 

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{All standing) 

Minister. It is a good thing to give thanks unto 
the Lord. 

People. And to sing praises unto thy Name, O 
most High. 

PSALMS FOR THE DAY 

(pages 214-352.) 
FIRST LESSON 
[CANTICLE] (pa^es 353-375.) 

[SECOND LESSON] 

SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 

The Commandments 
{All standing) 
Minister. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with 
all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy 
mind. This is the first and great commandment. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline 
our hearts to keep this law. 

Minister. And a second, like unto it, is this. Thou 
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline 
our hearts to keep this law. 

Minister. All things whatsoever ye would that 
men should do unto you, even so do ye also unto 
them : for this is the law and the prophets. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all 
these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee. 
Minister. The Lord be with you. 
People. And with thy spirit. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

THE MINISTER'S PRAYER 
IT Extempore, or such as he may select, concluding with 
The COLIiECT FOR THE DAY {pages 141-166.) 

ANTHEM OR HYMN 

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INTERCESSION 

A LMIGHTY God, who hast taught us to make 
l\ supplications, prayers, and intercessions for 
all men ; 

We pray for the King and for all who are in 
authority ; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable 
life, in all godliness and honesty ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, O God. 

For all ministers of thy Word and Sacraments, 
and for all who teach and instruct the young ; that 
faith may flourish amongst us and truth be sought 
and loved by all ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, God. 

For all who guide the thought of the people by 
their writings ; for all artists, poets, dramatists, and 
musicians ; that pure ideals may inspire us, beauty 
crown our common life, and that vision be kept alive 
without which the people perish ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, O God, 

For all who champion the cause of the poor, strive 
to uplift the downtrodden and seek the emancipation 
of those who toil ; that they may be saved from 
bitterness and disappointment, and in all things seek 
first the Kingdom of God ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, God. 

For all who heal the body, guard the health of the 
people and tend the sick ; that they may follow in 
the footsteps of Christ, the great Physician both of 
the body and the soul ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, God. 

For all on whose labour we depend for the 
necessaries of life ; for craftsmen, and for those 
who carry on the commerce of the world ; that 
they may seek not private gain but thy glory and 
the good of all ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, God. 

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For parents and children ; that purity, love and 
honour, may dwell in our homes, and duty and 
affection be the bond of all family life ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, God. 
For the ignorant and the tempted ; for the re- 
bellious and the fallen ; for all prisoners and out- 
casts ; that they may find mercy with thee and 
receive the grace that can save their souls ; 

JVe beseech thee to hear us, O God. 
For the weak in body and mind, that they may 
be restored to health ; for those depressed and in 
pain, that they may be helped and comforted ; and 
for the dying, that they may have thy presence 
with them through the valley of shadow, and awake 
to behold thy face ; 

fVe beseech thee to hear us, O God. 
[For all departed souls; that, through the dread 
unquenchable fire of thy purifying love, they may 
be purged from sin and brought to that everlasting 
life for which, O Lord our God, do thou make us all 
worthy ; 

fVe beseech thee to hear us, O God.^ 

MERCIFULLY regard, O Lord, the prayers 
of thy family, and while we submit ourselves 
to thee with our whole heart, do thou prosper, 
support, and encompass us, that, relying on thee as 
our Guide, we may be entangled in no evils, and 
replenished with all good ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

SILENT PRAYER 

Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father 
and Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen. 

Here may follow a Hymn, the Sermon, the Offer Jug, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 

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EVENING PRAYER 

"U The Sendee may commence with a Hymn, a Choral Introit, 

or with the following Scripture Sentence. 

{All standing) 

WE have not a high priest that cannot be 
touched with the feeHng of our infirmities ; 
but one that hath been in all points tempted like as 
we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore draw 
near with boldness unto the throne of grace, that 
we may receive mercy, and find grace to help us in 
time of need. 

INVOCATION 

1 Extempore, or the following. 

Minister. Let us pray. 

OLORD our God, great, eternal, wonderful in 
glory, who keepest covenant and promise for 
those that love thee with their whole heart, who 
art the Life of all, the Help of those that flee to 
thee, the Hope of those that cry unto thee ; cleanse 
us from our sins, and from every thought displeasing 
to thy goodness. Cleanse our souls and bodies, our 
hearts and consciences, that with pure heart and 
a clear mind, with perfect love and calm hope, 
we may venture confidently and fearlessly to pray 
to thee ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Let us humbly acknowledge our sins, and seek 
the mercy of God. 

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CONFESSION 
Minister and People. 
ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus 
l\ Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men ; 
we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and 
wickedness, which we, from time to time, most 
grievously have committed, by thought, word, and 
deed, against thy Divine Majesty. We do earnestly 
repent, and are heartily sorry for these our mis- 
doings ; the remembrance of them is grievous unto 
us ; the burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy 
upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father ; 
for thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive 
us all that is past; and grant that we may ever here- 
after serve and please thee in newness of life, to 
the honour and glory of thy Name. Amen. 

PRAYER OF ABSOLUTION 
Minister. 

GRANT, we beseech thee. Almighty God, that 
we who are burdened with the consciousness 
of our guilt, may by thy merciful pardon be absolved, 
that being cleansed from all stain of sin, we may be 
clothed in thy righteousness, and worthily rejoice 
in the joy of thy saints ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

THE LORD'S PRAYER 
Minister and People. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 
us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : 
for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

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Minister. Serve the Lord with gladness. 
People. Gome before his presence with a song. 

{All standing.) 

Minister. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving. 
People. And into his courts with praise. 

PSALMS FOR THE DAY 

(pages 214 352.) 

FIRST LESSON 
[CANTICLE] {pages 353-375.) 

[SECOND LESSON] 

SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 

The Promises op the Word of God 

{All standing) 

Minister. Fear thou not, for I am with thee : 
be not dismayed for I am thy God : I will strengthen 
thee ; yea, I will help thee ; yea, I will uphold thee 
with the right hand of my righteousness. 

People. Fulfil in us thy promises, O God. 

Minister. Fear not, for I have redeemed thee ; 
I have called thee by thy name, thou art mine. 
When thou passest through the waters, I will be 
with thee ; and through the rivers, they shall not 
overflow thee ; when thou walkest through the fire, 
thou shalt not be burned : neither shall the flame 
kindle upon thee. 

People. Fulfil in us thy promises, O God. 

Minister. I will go before thee, and make the 
rugged places plain : I will break in pieces the 
doors of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron ; 
and I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and 
the hidden riches of secret places. 

People. Fulfil in us thy promises, O God. 

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Minister. Gome unto me, all ye that labour and are 
heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 
People. Fulfil in us thy promises, O God. 
Minister. My sheep hear my voice, and I know 
them, and they follow me ; and I give unto them 
eternal life : and they shall never perish, neither 
shall anyone pluck them out of my hand. 
People. Fulfil in us thy promises, O God. 
Minister. To him that overcometh, I will grant 
to sit down with me in my throne, as I also over- 
came, and sat down with my Father in his throne. 
People. May we, through faith and patience, 
inherit these thy promises, O God. 
Minister. Let us pray. 
GENERAL PRAYERS 
The Collect for the Day (pages 141-166.) 
IT And then any or all of the following prayers. 

OGOD, from whom all holy desires, all good 
counsels, and all just works do proceed ; give 
unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot 
give ; that both our hearts may be set to obey thy 
commandments, and also that by thee we being 
defended from the fear of our enemies may pass 
our time in rest and quietness ; through the merits 
of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen. 

GOD, who by thy Son Jesus Christ hast com- 
manded us to go into all the world and preach 
the Gospel to every creature; make us faithful and 
obedient to do thy holy will. Give us compassion 
for all who are living without thee in the world. 
Send forth, we beseech thee, labourers into thy 
harvest. Protect and guide them wherever they 
go. Give them patience, love, and a right judgement 
in all things. Gather in thine elect from all nations 
and hasten thy kingdom ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

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OLORD God Almighty, who didst endue thine 
apostles with singular gifts of the Holy Ghost ; 
grant to all thy servants who minister and teach in 
thy holy name, the spirit of wisdom and love, that 
in all their words and deeds they may seek thy 
glory and the increase of thy kingdom ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

OTHOU who art Love, and who seest all the 
suffering, injustice, and misery, which reign in 
this world ; have pity, we implore thee, on the 
work of thy hands. Look mercifully upon the poor, 
the oppressed, and all who are heavy laden with 
error, labour or sorrow. Fill our hearts with deep 
compassion for those who suffer, and hasten the 
coming of thy kingdom of justice and truth ; for 
the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

OLORD, who hast made both the body and the 
soul in man marvellously compact, who dost 
care for and rule over all mankind, ministering to 
our several needs and bringing us into unity with 
thee ; be graciously pleased, we entreat thee, our 
Lord, to aid and to heal all persons that are sick. 
Rebuke their disorders; expel their diseases; up- 
lift the prostrate and refresh the languid ; to the 
glory of thy holy Name. Amen. 

OGOD, the Strength of the weak, the Friend of 
sinners, and the Comfort of the sorrowful ; grant 
thy mighty protection to the tempted ; reveal thy 
grace to the fallen ; maintain the faith of those who 
are persecuted for righteousness' sake ; and give 
the consolation of thy presence to those who are 
disappointed, embittered, lonely, or in despair ; for 
thy mercies' sake. Amen. 

OGOD of love, who hast given a new command- 
ment through thine only-begotten Son, that we 
should love one another, even as thou didst love us 

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the unworthy and the wandering, and gavest thy 
beloved Son for our life and salvation ; we pray thee 
give us, thy servants, in all time of our life on earth, 
a mind forgetful of past ill-will, a pure conscience, 
sincere thoughts, and a heart to love our brethren ; 
for the sake of Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord and 
Saviour. Amen. 

IF Here may be added any special Prayer, {pages 167-175.) 

r ALMIGHTY and everliving God, the Source of 
L ^tVall being and life, whose mercies are infinite, 
and whose love is unceasing ; to thee we commend 
all souls departed, praying thee to cleanse them 
from every taint and trace of sin, that in the com- 
munion of saints they may find the joy and peace 
of a perfect life ; through the all-sufficient merits 
of our only Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen.} 
ANTHER OR HYMN 

SILENT PRAYER 

^followed by 
THE MINISTER'S PRAYER 

*ir Extempore, or such as he may select, concluding with the 
following. 

ALMIGHTY Father, mercifully accept these our 
l\. unworthy prayers, which we have offered 
unto thy Divine Majesty ; look not, we pray thee, 
on our faltering lips, but heal our infirmities, and 
receive our prayers, for thine own mercies' sake in 
Christ Jesus our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with 
thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without 
end. Amen. 

Grace to you and peace from God our Father, 
and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Here may follow a Hymn, the Sermon, the Offering, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 

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MORNING PRAYER 

1 The Service may commence with a Hymn, a Choral Introit, 

or with the following Scripture Sentence. 

(All standing) 

THE hour Cometh, and now is, when the true 
worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit 
and truth : for such doth the Father seek to be his 
worshippers. God is a Spirit ; and they that wor- 
ship him must worship in spirit and truth. 

INVOCATION 

H Extempore, or the following. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

100K upon us, O Lord, and let all the darkness of 
^ our souls vanish before the beams of thy bright- 
ness. Fill us with holy love, and open to us the 
treasures of thy wisdom. All our desire is known 
unto thee, therefore perfect what thou hast begun, 
and what thy Spirit hath awakened us to ask in 
prayer. We seek thy face ; turn thy face unto us 
and shew us thy glory. Then shall our longing be 
satisfied and our peace be perfect ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Let us confess to our Father in heaven that we 
have sinned against him, and are no more worthy 
to be called his sons. 

CONFESSION 
Minister and People. 

OLORD God, who in thy tender compassion 
didst send thy Son to be our Saviour ; have 
mercy upon thy sinful and unworthy servants. We 

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have sinned and done amiss, and are not worthy to 
lift up our eyes to heaven ; for we have left the 
way of thy righteousness, and have walked after 
the waywardness of our own hearts. Yet in thy 
great goodness, spare us, O Lord ; and save us, for 
thy Name 's sake. Forgive us all our sins, and help 
us to mortify self; that, putting on the new man, 
created after Christ Jesus our Lord, we may walk 
in the way of thy commandments, and finally attain 
eternal rest. Amen. 

PRAYER OF ABSOLUTION 
Minister. 

10RD, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our 
^ prayers, and spare all those who confess their 
sins unto thee ; that they, whose consciences by sin 
are accused, by thy merciful pardon may be 
absolved ; through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE LORD'S PRAYER 
Minister and People. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 
us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : 
for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

Minister. O magnify the Lord with me. 
People. And let us exalt his Name together. 

{All standing) 
Minister. Let the people praise thee, O God. 
. People. Yea, let all the people praise thee. 

PSALMS FOR THE DAY 

{pages 214-352.) 
FIRST LESSON 

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FIFTH ORDER OF SERVICE 

[CANTICLE] {pages 353-375.) 

[SECOND LESSON] 
SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 

Adokation of the Divine NATUiiE 

{All standing) 

Minister. Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God, the 
Almighty, which was, and which is, and which is 
to come. 

People. All glory be to thee, O Lord most High. 

Minister. Great and marvellous are thy works, 
O Lord God, the Almighty ; righteous and true are 
thy ways, thou King of the ages. Who shall not 
fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy Name? For 
thou only art holy. 

People. All glory be to thee, O Lord most High. 

Minister. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to 
receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and might, 
and honour, and glory, and blessing. 

People. All glory be to thee, O Lord most High. 

Minister. O the depth of the riches, both of the 
wisdom and the knowledge of God ! How un- 
searchable are his judgements, and his ways past 
finding out. For of him, and through him, and unto 
him are all things. To him be the glory for ever. 

People. All glory be to thee, O Lord most High. 

Minister. Now unto the King, eternal, immortal, 
invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for 
ever. 

People. All glory be to thee, O Lord most High. 

Minister. Let us pray. 
THE MINISTER'S PRAYER 

II Extempore, or such as he may select, concluding with 

THE COLLECT FOR THE DAY (pages Ul-166.) 
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ANTHEM OR HYMN 

LITANY 

OGOD the Father of Heaven ; 
Have mercy upon us. 
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world ; 

Have mercy upon us. 
O God the Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of the soul ; 

Have mercy upon us. 
Remember not, Lord, our offences, nor the 
offences of our forefathers : spare us, good Lord, 
spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with 
thy most precious blood. 
Spare us, good Lord. 
From all blindness of heart ; from pride, vain- 
glory and hypocrisy ; from envy, hatred, and malice, 
and all uncharitableness. 

Good Lord, deliver us. 
From the lusts of the flesh ; from the deceits of 
the world ; from all deadly sin ; and from all assaults 
of evil. 

Good Lord, deliver us. 
From all false doctrine, heresy and schism ; from 
hardness of heart and contempt of thy Word and 
Commandment, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 
By the mystery of thy holy Incarnation ; by thy 
holy Nativity and Childhood ; by thy Baptism, 
Fasting, and Temptation, 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
By thine Agony and bloody Sweat ; by thy Cross 
and Passion ; by thy precious Death and Burial ; by 
thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension ; and by 
the coming of the Holy Ghost, 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
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In all time of our tribulation ; in all time of our 
wealth ; in the hour of death, and in the day of 
judgement, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God, that it 
may please thee to give us an heart to love and fear 
thee, and diligently to live ai'ter thy commandments ; 
fVe beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 
That it may please thee to give to all thy people 
increase of grace, to receive thy Word with pure 
affection, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit ; 
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 
That it may please thee to bring into the way of 
truth all such as have erred and are deceived ; 
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 
That it may please thee to strengthen such as do 
stand ; to comfort and help the weak-hearted ; to 
raise up them that fall ; and finally to give us the 
victory over all temptation ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 
That it may please thee to give us true repent- 
ance ; to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and 
ignorances ; and to endue us with the grace of thy 
Holy Spirit to amend our lives according to thy 
holy Word ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

W^'E humbly beseech thee, O Father, mercifully 
to look upon our infirmities ; and for the glory 
of thy Name turn from us all those evils that we 
most righteously have deserved ; and grant, that in 
all our troubles we may put our whole trust and 
confidence in thy mercy, and evermore serve thee 
in holiness and pureness of living, to thy honour 
and glory ; through our only Mediator and Ad- 
vocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

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SILENT PRAYER 

T^HE Lord answer thee in the day of trouble ; 
send thee help from the sanctuary, and strength- 
en thee out of Zion ; remember all thy offerings, 
and grant thee thy heart's desire. Amen. 

Here may follow a Hymn, the Sermon, the OflFering, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 



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EVENING PRAYER 

IThe Service may commence with a Hymn, a Choral Introit, 

or with the following Scriptirre Sentence. 

{All standing) 

WHO shall ascend into the hill of the Lord ? 
And who shall stand in his holy place ? He 
that hath clean hands, and a pure heart ; who hath 
not lifted up his soul to vanity, and hath not sworn 
deceitfully. He shall receive a blessing from the 
Lord, and righteousness from the God of his 
salvation. 

INVOCATION 

IF Extempore, or the following. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

OGOD, the Father of our Lord and Saviour 
Jesus Christ, whose Name is great, whose 
goodness is inexhaustible, who art worshipped by 
the Cherubim, and adored by the Seraphim, before 
whom stand the hosts of holj^ angels and archangels ; 
sanctify, O Lord, our souls, bodies, and spirits, 
touch our apprehensions, and search out our con- 
sciences, and cast out of us every evil thought and 
base desire ; all envy, pride, and hypocrisy ; all 
falsehood, deceit, and vain-glory ; all malice, wrath, 
and remembrance of injuries ; and every motion of 
flesh and spirit that is contrary to thy holy will ; 
and grant us O Lord, with freedom, with a pure 
heart and contrite soul, without confusion of face 
and with sanctified lips, boldly to call on thee, our 
holy God and Father in heaven. Amen. 

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Before all the company of heaven, and in the 
presence of his people, let us confess our sins to God. 

CONFESSION 

Minister and People. 

HAVE mercy upon us, O God, according to thy 
loving-kindness ; according to the multitude 
of thy tender mercies blot out our transgressions. 
Wash us throughly from our iniquities, and cleanse 
us from our sins. For we acknowledge our trans- 
gressions, and our sin is ever before us. Purge us 
and we shall be clean ; wash us and we shall be 
whiter than snow. Create in us clean hearts, O 
God, and renew a right spirit within us. Cast us 
not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy 
Spirit from us. Amen. 

ABSOLUTION 
Minister. 

WASH you, make you clean ; put away the 
evil of your doing before mine eyes ; cease to 
do evil, learn to do well. Let the wicked forsake 
his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and 
let him return unto the Lord, for he will have mercy 
upon him ; and to our God, for he will abundantly 
pardon. Amen. 

THE LORD'S PRAYER 
Minister and People. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 
us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : for 
thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for 
ever and ever. Amen. 

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Minister. O Lord, open thou our lips. 

People. And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise. 

{All standing) 

Minister. Praise ye the Lord. 
People. The Lord's Name be praised. 

PSALMS FOR THE DAY, 

{pages 214-352.) 

FIRST LESSON 

[CANTICLE] {pages 353-375.) 

[SECOND LESSON] 
SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 
The Commandments op the Lobd Jesus 

{All standing) 

Minister. Whensoever ye stand praying, forgive, 
if ye have aught against anyone ; that your Father 
also which is in heaven may forgive you. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline 
our hearts to keep this law. 

Minister. If thou art offering thy gift at the altar, 
and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught 
against thee, leave thy gift before the altar, and go 
thy way ; first be reconciled to thy brother, and 
then come and offer thy gift. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline 
our hearts to keep this law. 

Minister. Love your enemies, and pray for them 
that persecute you, that ye may be sons of your 
Father which is in heaven. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline 
our hearts to keep this law. 

Minister. Be ye merciful, even as your Father 
is merciful. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline 
our hearts to keep this law. 

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Minister. If any man would come after me, let 
him deny himself, and take up his cross, and 
follow me. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline 
our hearts to keep this law. 

Minister. If ye love me, keep my commandments. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all 
these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee. 

Minister. Let us pray. 

THE MINISTER'S PRAYER 

IF Extempore, or such as he may select. 
ANTHEM OR HYMN 
GENERAL PRAYERS 

The Collect for the Day (pages 141-166.) 
M And then any or all of the following prayers. 

OGOD of unchangeable power and eternal 
light, look favourably on thy whole Church, 
that wonderful and sacred mystery ; and, by the 
tranquil operation of thy perpetual providence, 
carry out the work of man's salvation ; and let the 
whole world feel and see that things which were 
cast down are being raised up, that those things 
which had grown old are being made new, and 
that all things are returning to perfection, through 
him from whom they took their origin, even through 
our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen, 

OGOD, who makest thine angels spirits and 
thy ministers a flame of fire ; vouchsafe, we 
beseech thee, to stir up and confirm the sacred 
grace in all stewards of thy mysteries ; that, as 
ministering spirits, they may gather out of thy 
kingdom all things that offend, and may kindle in 
the hearts of all that fire which thou didst send thy 
Son to cast upon the earth. Amen. 

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OGOD of all the nations of the earth, remember 
the multitudes of the heathen, who, though 
created in thine image, are perishing in darkness 
and ignorance ; and grant that by the prayers and 
labours of thy holy Church they may be delivered 
from all superstitions and unbelief, and brought to 
worship thee, the one true God, through him whom 
thou hast sent to be our salvation, thy Son Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

OLORD, who, though thou wast rich, yet for 
our sakes didst become poor, and hast promised 
in thy Gospel that whatsoever is done unto the 
least of thy brethren, thou wilt receive as done 
unto thee ; give us grace, we humbly beseech thee, 
to be ever willing and ready to minister, as thou 
enablest us, to the necessities of our fellow-creatures, 
and to extend the blessings of thy kingdom over 
all the world; to thy praise and glory, who art God 
over all blessed for ever. Amen. 

II Here may be added any special Prayer, [pages 167-175.) 

WE call to mind, O God, before thy throne of 
grace, all those whom thou hast given to be 
near and dear to us, and all for whom we are 
specially bound to pray ; beseeching thee to re- 
member them all for good, and to fulfil, as may be 
expedient for them, all their desires and wants. 
We commend to thee any who may have wronged 
us, whether by word or deed, beseeching thee to 
forgive them and us all our sins, and to bring us to 
thy heavenly kingdom ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

OTHOU that art the Saviour of all them that 
trust in thee ; make the end of our life Chris- 
tian, acceptable to thee, and, if thou think good, 

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without pain and in peace ; gathering us together 
unto thine elect, when thou wilt, and as thou 
wilt, only without shame and without sin. Amen, 

r/^ LORD, the God of mercy, unto whom all 
Lv>/ live; vouchsafe, we beseech thee, unto the 
souls of the faithful departed a place of refreshment, 
blessed rest, and perfect release from all sin and 
sorrow, where the light of thy presence shineth for 
evermore. And grant that we may be united with 
them in the bliss of thine eternal glory ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.] 

ASSIST us mercifully, O Lord, in these our sup- 
XIl plications and prayers, and dispose the way of 
thy servants towards the attainment of everlasting 
salvation ; that, among all the changes and chances 
of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by 
thy most gracious and ready help ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord 
make his face to shine upon you and be gracious 
unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon 
you and give you peace. Amen. 

SILENT PRAYER 

Here may follow a Hymn, the Sermon, the Offering, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 



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MORNING PRAYER 

H The Service may commence with a Hymn, a Choral Introit, 

or with the following Scripture Sentence. 

(All standing) 

DRAW nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to 
you. Humble yourselves in the .sight of the 
Lord, and he shall exalt you. 

INVOCATION 

^Extempore, or the following. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

OLORD, who hast brought us through the dark- 
ness of night to the light of the morning, and 
who by thy Holy Spirit dost illumine the darkness 
of ignorance and sin ; we beseech thee, of thy loving- 
kindness, to pour thy holy light into our souls ; that 
we may ever be devoted to thee, by whose wisdom 
we were created, by whose mercy we were re- 
deemed, and by whose providence we are governed ; 
to the honour and glory of thy great Name. A men. 

Let us confess our sins with a lowly, penitent, 
and obedient heart. 

CONFESSION 
Minister and People. 

OMOST mighty God and merciful Father, who 
hast compassion upon all men, and hatest 
nothing that thou hast made ; who wouldest not the 
death of a sinner, but rather that he should turn 
from his sin and be saved ; mercifully forgive us 
our trespasses ; receive and comfort us who are 

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wearied with the burden of our sins. Thy property 
is always to have mercy. Spare us, therefore, good 
Lord ; spare thy people whom thou hast redeemed. 
Enter not into judgement with thy servants, who 
acknowledge our sins, and truly repent us of our 
faults ; and so make haste to help us in this world, 
that we may ever live with thee in the world to 
come ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

PRAYER OF ABSOLUTION 

Minister. 
OOK down from heaven, O Lord, with the eye 



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of pity and compassion upon thy humble serv- 
ants, who now implore the pardon of their sins, 
and trust alone in thy mercies ; and grant unto us all 
perfect remission and forgiveness, through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE LORD'S PRAYER 
Minister and People. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 
us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : 
for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

Minister. O that men would praise the Lord for 
his goodness. 

People. And for his wonderful works to the 
children of men. 

{All standing) 

Minister, O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is 
good. 
People. For his mercy endureth for ever. 

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PSALMS FOR THE DAY 

{pages 214 352.) 

FIRST LESSON 
[CANTICLE] (pages 353-375.) 

(SECOND LESSON) 
SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 

New Testament Confession of Faith 
{All standing) 

Minister. There is one God, the Father, of whom 
are all things, and we unto him ; and one Lord 
Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we 
through him. 

People. Our fellowship is with the Father, and 
with his Son Jesus Christ. 

Minister. Who is the image of the invisible God, 
the effulgence of his glory, and the impress of his 
substance ; for in him dwelleth all the fulness of 
the Godhead bodily. 

People. Of his fulness have we all received, and 
grace for grace. 

Minister. When the fulness of the time came, 
God sent forth his Son, born of a woman. And the 
Word became flesh and dwelt among us. 

People. And we beheld his glory, glory as of the 
only begotten from the Father. 

Minister. Christ also suffered for us, leaving us 
an example that we should follow in his steps ; who 
his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree. 

People. He loved me, and gave himself for me. 
. Minister. Christ died for our sins, according to 
the scriptures ; he was buried, and was raised on 
the third day, according to the scriptures. 

People. He was delivered up for our trespasses, 
and was raised for our justification. 

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Minister. Wherefore God highly exalted him, and 
gave him the name that is above every name, that 
at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, and 
that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ 
is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 

People. Unto him be the glory and dominion for 
ever. 

Minister. Behold he cometh with clouds, and 
every eye shall see him, and they which pierced 
him. 

People. Jesus, remember me when thou comest in 
thy kingdom. 

Minister. There is one body, and one Spirit ; one 
Lord, one faith, one baptism. 

People. In one Spirit we were all baptized into 
one body. 

Minister. As in Adam all die, even so in Christ 
shall all be made alive. 

People. For this corruptible must put on incorrup- 
tion, and this mortal must put on immortality. 

Minister. And death shall be no more; neither 
shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any 
more ; the former things are passed away. 

People. Lord, I believe ; help thou my unbelief. 
Minister. The Lord be with you. 
People. And with thy spirit. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

THE MINISTER'S PRAYER 

IT Extempore, or such as he may select. 

ANTHEM OR HYMN 
GENERAL PRAYERS 

The Collect for the Day (pages 141-166.) 

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^Then any or all of the following prayers. 

GRACIOUS Father, we humbly beseech thee 
for thy Universal Church. Fill it with all 
truth, in all truth with all peace. Where it is 
corrupt, purge it ; and where it is in error, direct 
it ; where it is superstitious, rectify it ; where any- 
thing is amiss, reform it ; where it is right, strengthen 
and confirm it ; where it is in want, furnish it ; where 
it is divided and rent asunder, heal the breaches 
thereof, O Thou holy One of Israel. Amen, 

10RD, bless this kingdom, that religion and virtue 
^ may season all sorts of men, that there may be 
peace within our gates, and prosperity in all our 
borders. In time of war defend us, and in peace 
preserve us from corruption. In our prosperity may 
we not forget thee ; and, whether in plenty or in 
want, may all things be so ordered, that we may 
patiently and peaceably seek thy Kingdom and its 
righteousness, the only full supply and sure founda- 
tion both of men and states ; so that we may con- 
tinue a place and people to do thee service to the 
end of time ; through Jesus Christ our only Saviour 
and Redeemer. Amen. 

OTHOU, whose eye is over all the children of 
men, and who hast called them by thy Prince 
of Peace into a kingdom not of this world ; send 
forth thy Spirit into all the dark places of life. Let 
him still the noise of our strife and the tumult of 
the people, carry faith to the doubting, hope to the 
fearful, strength to the weak, light to the mourners, 
and more and more increase the pure in heart who 
see their God. Commit thy word, O Lord, to the 
lips of faithful servants, that soon the knowledge of 
thee may cover the earth as the waters cover the 
sea. A men, 

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A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, the Comfort 
l\. of the sad, the Strength of the sufferers ; let the 
prayers of those that cry out of any tribulation 
come unto thee; that all may rejoice to find that thy 
mercy is present with them in their afflictions. 
Amen. 

H Here may be added any special Prayer, (pages 167-175.) 

OGOD, before whose face the generations rise 
and pass away ; the Strength of those who 
labour and suffer, and the Repose of the holy and 
blessed dead ; we rejoice in the communion of thy 
saints. We remember all who have faithfully lived ; 
all who have peacefully died, and especially those 
most dear to us. Lift us into light and love ; and give 
us at last our portion with those who have trusted 
in thee and striven in all things to do thy holy will. 
And unto thy Name, with the Church on earth 
and the Church in heaven, would we ascribe all 
honour and glory, world without end. Ameii. 

MERCIFULLY incline thine ear, O L9rd, to 
these our prayers, and fill our hearts with thy 
grace ; that, loving thee with an unfeigned love, wc 
may evermore be defended under thy most gracious 
protection, and be accepted in our prayers and 
services ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and 
peace. Amen. 

SILENT PRAYER 

Here may follow a Hymn, ihc Sormon, the Offering, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 



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EVENING PRAYER 

IT The Service may commence with a Hymn, a Choral Introit, 

or with the following Scripture Sentence. 

(All standing) 

BEHOLD, the tabernacle of God is with men, 
and he shall dwell with them, and they shall 
be his people, and God himself shall be with them, 
and be their God. 

INVOCATION 

IT Extempore, or the following. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

BLESSED art thou. Almighty Lord, who hast 
granted us to pass through this day and to reach 
this holy hour. Hear our prayers and those of all 
thy people, accept our evening supplications, and 
send down on thine inheritance the fulness of thy 
mercy and thy compassion. Compass us about with 
thy holy angels, fence us round with thy truth, 
guard us with thy power, and grant that we may 
end this day, and finally our life, in the fulness of 
holiness and peace. Amen. 

Let us make humble confession of our sins to 
God. 

CONFESSION 

Minister and People. 

ALMIGHTYand most merciful Father; we have 
jt\ erred and strayed from thy ways like lost 
sheep. We have followed too much the devices 

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and desires of our own hearts. We have offend- 
ed against thy holy laws. We have left undone 
those things which we ought to have done ; and we 
have done those things which we ought not to have 
done. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us. 
Spare thou them, O God, which confess their 
faults. Restore thou them that are penitent ; ac- 
cording to thy promises declared unto mankind in 
Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful 
Father, for his sake ; that we may hereafter live 
a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of 
thy holy Name. Amen. 

ABSOLUTION 

Minister. 

ALMIGHTY God, whose nature and property 
L it is to forgive sinners, and ever to have com- 
passion on them that turn to him ; vouchsafe to 
give you perfect remission of all your sins, and the 
comfort of absolution ; to strengthen you in all 
good works, and to bring you to everlasting life ; 
through Jesus Christ. Amen. 

THE LORD'S PRAYER 
Minister and People. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 
us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : 
for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 
Minister. O give thanks unto the Lord. 
People. Sing praises unto him ; glory in his holy 
Name. 

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(All standing) 

Minister. It is a good thing to give thanks unto 
the Lord. 

People. And to sing praises unto thy Name, O 
most High. 

PSALMS FOR THE DAY 

(pag-es 214-352.) 

FIRST LESSON 

[CANTICLE] (pages 353-375.) 

[SECOND LESSON] 
SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 

The Beatitudes 

% Either chanted; or the Minister reading each verse, and the 
people responding : Grant us this grace, we beseech thee, 
O Lord. 

(All standing) 

BLESSED are the poor in | spirit : for theirs is 
the I kingdom of | heaven. 

Blessed are they that \ mourn : for they | shall 
be I comforted. 

Blessed are the | meek : for they shall in | herit 
the I earth. 

Blessed are they that do hunger and thirst 
after j righteousness : for they | shall be | filled. 

Blessed are the | merciful : for they shall ob | tain [ 
mercy. 

Blessed are the pure in 1 heart : for they ] shall 
see I God. 

Blessed are the | peacemakers : for they shall be 
called the | children of | God. 

Blessed are they that are persecuted for right- 
eousness' I sake : for theirs is the | kingdom of | 
heaven. 

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Blessed arc the dead that die in the | Lord : they 
rest from their labours, and their works do | follow i 
them. 

Minister. Peace be with you. 

People. And with all people. 

Minister. Let us pray. 
VERSICLES 

Minister. Glory to God in the highest ; 

People. On earth peace, good will towards men. 

Minister. May the Almighty Lord order our days 
and our times in his peace. 

People. May the Lord grant us his peace and 
eternal life. 

[Minister. May the souls of the departed, through 
the mercy of God, find a place of repose, refresh- 
ment and light. 

People. Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. 

Minister. Let light perpetual shine upon them. 

People. And may they rest in peace.] 

SILENT PRAYER 
THE MINISTER'S PRAYER 

IT Extempore, or such as he may select, concluding with 
The Collect for the Day {pages 141-166.) 
ANTHEM OR HYMN 
INTERCESSION 

LET the prayers of thy children, O Lord, come 
^ up to the ears of thy mercy ; and that we may 
obtain what we ask, make us ever to ask what 
pleaseth thee. 

Hear us, we beseech thee. 
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O God, in whose hand are the hearts of kings ; 
incline thy merciful ears to our humble entreaty, 
and govern with thy wisdom our King, thy servant ; 
that his counsels may be drawn from thy fountain, 
and that he may be well-pleasing in thy sight. 
Hear us, we beseech thee. 

O Thou, upon whom the isles do wait, and in whom 
is their trust; save these islands and the country 
in which we sojourn, from all affliction, peril and 
necessity. 

Hear us, we beseech thee. 

Almighty and everlasting God, who hast revealed 
thy glory by Christ Jesus among all nations ; pre- 
serve the works of thy mercy ; that thy Church 
which is spread throughout the world may persevere 
with steadfast faith in the confession of thy Name. 
Hear us, we beseech thee. 

O God the Father, Fount of Divinity, Good 
beyond all that is good, Fair beyond all that is fair, 
in whom is calmness, peace and concord ; do thou 
make up the dissensions which divide us from each 
other, and bring us back into a unity of love that 
shall bear some likeness to thy Divine Nature. 
Hear us, we beseech thee. 

O Lord and Master, our Help and Succour, save 
those who are in tribulation ; feed the hungry, raise 
up the weak, and comfort the faint-hearted ; have 
mercy on the lonely, and lift up the fallen ; shew 
thyself unto the needy, heal the ungodly, and con- 
vert the wanderers of thy people. 
Hear us, we beseech thee. 

Watch, dear Lord, with those who watch, or 
wake, or weep this night, and give thine angels 
charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, rest 
the weary, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, 
bless the dying. 

Hear us, we beseech thee. 

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And now we bless thy holy Name for all thy 
servants departed this life in thy faith and fear; 
beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their 
good examples, that with them we may be partakers 
of thy heavenly kingdom. 
Hear us, we beseech thee. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who makest 
l\. us both to will and to do those things that be 
good and acceptable ; we offer unto thee our humble 
supplications, beseeching thee, so to lead us in the 
knowledge of thy truth and obedience to thy will, 
that out of weakness we may be made strong, and 
that finally we may obtain everlasting life ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

NOW the Lord of peace himself give you peace 
at all times, in all ways. The Lord be with 
you all. Amen. 

Here may follow a Hymn, the Sermon, the Offering, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 



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MORNING PRAYER 

^ The Service may commence with a Hymn, a Choral Introit, 

or with the following Scripture Sentence. 

{All standing) 

PRAISE waiteth for thee, O God, in Zion : 
and unto thee shall the vow be performed. O 
thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh 
come. 

INVOCATION 

IT Extempore, or the following. 

Minister. Let us pray. 

OLORD our God, who hast bidden the light to 
shine out of darkness, who hast again wakened 
us to praise thy goodness and ask for thy grace ; 
accept now in thy endless mercy, the sacrifice of 
our worship and thanksgiving, and grant unto us 
all such requests as may be wholesome for us. 
Make us to be children of the light and of the day, 
and heirs of thy everlasting inheritance. Remember, 
O Lord, according to the multitude of thy mercies, 
thy whole Church, all who join with us in prayer, 
all our brethren by land and sea, or wherever they 
may be in thy vast kingdom, who stand in need 
of thy grace and succour. Pour out upon them the 
riches of thy mercy, so that we, redeemed in soul 
and body, and steadfast in faith, may ever praise 
thy wonderful and holy Name, through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 

Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God, 
our heavenly Father. 

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CONFESSION 

Minister and People. 

A LMIGHTYand most mercifulGod, we acknow- 
l\. ledge and confess that we have sinned against 
thee in thought, word, and deed ; that we have not 
loved thee with all our heart and soul, with all our 
mind and strength ; and that we have not loved our 
neighbour as ourselves. We beseech thee, O God, 
to be forgiving to what we have been, to help us to 
amend what we are, and of thy mercy to direct what 
we shall be ; so that we may henceforth walk in 
the way of thy commandments, and do those things 
which are pleasing in thy sight. Amen. 

ABSOLUTION 

Minister. 

MAY the Almighty and merciful Lord grant 
unto you pardon, absolution and remission of 
all your sins, space for true repentance, amendment 
of life, and the grace and comfort of his Holy Spirit. 
Amen. 

THE LORD'S PRAYER 

Minister and People. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 
us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : for 
thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for 
ever and ever. Amen. 

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Minister. Serve the Lord with gladness : 
People. Gome before his presence with a song. 

{All standing) 

Minister. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving : 
People. And into his courts with praise. 

PSALMS FOR THE DAY 

(pa^es 214-352.) 

FIRST LESSON 

[CANTICLE] (pag-es 353 375.) 

[SECOND LESSON] 
SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 
Apostolic Exhortations 

(All standing) 

Minister. I beseech you to walk worthy of the 
calling wherewith ye were called, with all lowliness 
and meekness, with longsufFering, forbearing one 
another in love : giving diligence to keep the unity 
of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and fill our 
hearts with the grace of Christ. 

Minister. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, 
and clamour, and railing be put away from you, with 
all malice : and be ye kind one to another, tender- 
hearted, forgiving each other, even as God in Christ 
forgave you. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and fill our 
hearts with the grace of Christ. 

Minister. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so 
fulfil the law of Christ. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and fill our 
hearts with the grace of Christ. 

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Minister. Confess your faults one to another, and 
pray for one another, that ye may be healed. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and fill our 
hearts with the grace of Christ. 

Minister. My little children, keep yourselves from 
idols. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and fill our 
hearts with the grace of Christ. 

Minister. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves 
in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 
keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the 
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 
People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and fill our 
hearts with the grace of Christ. 

Minister. The Lord be with you. 
People. And with thy spirit. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

VERSICLES , 
Lord, have mercy upon us. 

Christ, have mercy upon us. ^ 
Lord, have mercy upon us. 

Minister. O God, make speed to save us. 
People. O Lord, make haste to help us. 
Minister. Turn us again, O God of hosts. 
People. And cause thy face to shine upon us. 
Minister. Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day, to keep 
us without sin. 
People. O Lord, have mercy upon us. 
Minister. Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us. 
People. As we have hoped in thee. 
Minister. O Lord, hear our prayer. 
People. And let our cry come unto thee. 

THE MINISTERS PRAYER 

^ Extempore, or such as he may select. 

ANTHEM OR HYMN 

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GENERAL PRAYERS 

The Collect for the Day (pages Hi 166.) 
IT Then any or all of the following prayers, 

LESS, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, our 
country and all its colonies and dependencies. 
Give thine abundant grace to our King, and to all 
who bear office throughout the realm, that in all things 
we may be governed righteously and in thy fear ; 
and grant unto us, not only such outward prosperity 
as is according to thy will, but, above all things, 
such virtue and true religion that thy holy Name 
may be ever glorified in the midst of us ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

OLORD God, who by thy providence hast or- 
dered various ranks among men ; draw them 
ever closer together by thy Holy Spirit. Teach us 
to knowtthat all differences of class are done away 
in Christ. Take from us and from our countrymen 
all jealousy and envy, and remove all occasions for 
discontent. Unite us to one another by a common 
zeal for thy cause, and enable us by thy grace to 
offer unto thee the manifold fruits of thy service ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast made of one 
blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the 
face of the earth, and didst send thy blessed Son 
to preach peace to them that are far off, and to 
them that are nigh ; grant that all the people who 
sit in darkness and the shadow of death may feel 
after thee and find thee ; and hasten, O Lord, the 
fulfilment of thy promise to pour out thy Spirit 
upon all flesh ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

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OGOD, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
our only Saviour, the Prince of Peace ; give us 
grace seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are 
in by our unhappy divisions. Take away all hatred 
and prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us 
from godly union and concord : that, as there is 
but one body, and one Spirit, and one hope of our 
calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God 
and Father of us all, so we may henceforth be all 
of one heart, and of one soul, united in one holy 
bond of truth and peace, of faith and charity, and 
may with one mind and one mouth glorify thee ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

IT Here may be added any special Prayer, (pages 167-175.) 

ETERNAL Father, from whom every family in 
heaven and earth is named, who didst send thy 
Son to seek and save that which was lost ; we pray 
in hope of thy mercy for all souls that thou hast 
made ; that they may be gathered home to thee at 
last, one unbroken family, the lost tound, the 
rebellious reconciled, those in prison released, thy 
banished ones recalled ; through the eternal sacri- 
fice and endless intercession of Jesus Christ, our 
Saviour and great High Priest. Amen. 

ALMIGHTY God, the Fountain of all wisdom, 
jt\ who knowest our necessities before we ask, 
and our ignorance in asking ; we beseech thee to 
have compassion upon our infirmities ; and those 
things, which for our unworthiness we dare not, 
and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to 
give us, for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 

SILENT PRAYER 
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THE Lord make you to increase and abound in 
love one toward another and toward all men ; 
to the end that he may establish your hearts un- 
blameable in holiness before our God and Father 
at the coming of Jesus Christ with all his saints. 
Amen. 

Here may follow a Hymn, the Sermon, the Offering, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 



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EVENING PRAYER 

'^The Service may commence with a Hymn, a Choral Introit, 

or with the following Scripture Sentence. 

{All standing) 

THUS saith the high and lofty One that inhabit- 
eth eternity, whose name is Holy : I dwell in 
the high and holy place, with him also that is of a 
contrite and humble spirit. 

INVOCATION 

IT Extempore, or the following. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

OLORD most High, let our prayer be set before 
thee as incense, and the lifting up of our 
hands as the evening sacrifice. Unite us in faith 
with thy whole Church, in hope with thy saints in 
heaven, and in love with all who are praying at this 
holy hour ; and grant, by thy mercies, that we may 
present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable 
to thee, which is our reasonable service, and by thy 
grace be enabled to offer unto thee the sacrifice of 
the contrite heart, which thou, O God, wilt not 
despise. A men. 

Let us make humble confession to God of all our 
sins and shortcomings. 

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CONFESSION 
Minister and People, 

ALMIGHTY and merciful God, the Fountain of 
jLVall goodness, who knowest the thoughts of our 
hearts ; we confess that we have sinned against 
thee, and done evil in thy sight. Wash us, we 
beseech thee, from the stains of our past sins, and 
give us grace and power to put away all hurtful 
things ; that, being delivered from the bondage of 
sin, we may bring forth fruits worthy of repentance, 
and following in the footsteps of thy blessed Son, 
obtain thy mercy, and enter into thy promised joy. 
Amen. 

ABSOLUTION 
Minister. 

THIS is the message which we have heard from 
him, and announce unto you, that God is light, 
and in him is no darkness at all. If we walk in the 
light as he is in the light we have fellowship one 
with another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanseth 
us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we 
deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we 
confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us 
our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 
A men. 

THE LORD'S PRAYER 
Minister and People. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 
us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : 
for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

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Minister. O that men would praise the Lord for 
his goodness. 

People. And for his wonderful works to the 
children of men. 

{All standing) 

Minister. O give thanks unto the Lord, for he 
is good. 
People. For his mercy endureth for ever. 

PSALMS FOR THE DAY 

(pages 214-352.) 

FIRST LESSON 
[CANTICLE] (pa^es 353-375.) 

[SECOND LESSON] 

SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 

The Commandments 
{All standing) 

Minister. The first of all the commandments is, 
Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one ; 
and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy 
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, 
and with all thy strength. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline 
our hearts to keep this law. 

Minister. And the second is this. Thou shalt love 
thy neighbour as thyself. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline 
our hearts to keep this law. 

Minister. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your 
Father which is in heaven is perfect. 

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all 
these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee. 
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TENTH ORDER OF SERVICE 

Minister. The Lord be with you. 
People. And with thy spirit. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

THE MINISTER'S PRAYER 

IT Exiempore, or such as he may select ; concluding with 
The Collect fob the Day {pages 1^1-166) 
ANTHEM OR HYMN 
LITANY 

OGOD the Father, who didst create all things 
and make man in thine own image ; 
Have mercy upon us. 
O God the Son, who becamest incarnate for our 
sakes, and didst die for all mankind ; 
Have mercy upon us. 
O God the Holy Ghost, who intercedest for us 
and helpest our infirmities ; 
Have mercy upon us. 
Remember not against us our iniquities, nor the 
iniquities of those who were before us; let thy tender 
mercies speedily prevent us : spare the souls thou 
hast redeemed, and restore us with thy saving health. 
Spare us, good Lord. 
From disease of the body ; from pain and weak- 
ness ; from peril and distress ; from a violent and 
untimely end, and from dying unprepared, 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
From deadly sin of the soul ; from pride and 
wrath ; from envy and avarice ; from gluttony, lust 
and sloth, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 
From lying and slander ; from dishonesty and 
unfaithfulness ; from cruelty and injustice ; from 
harsh judgement and unwillingness to forgive, 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
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From unconcern at the wrongs and evils of the 
world ; from lack of sympathy with suffering, and 
from want of care for the souls of men ; from all 
denial of brotherhood and withholding of love, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 

From selfishness and meanness ; from treachery 
and contempt ; from false ambitions and unholy 
desires ; from cowardice and the fear of truth, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 

From impenitence, and rebellion against thy will ; 
from indifference to spiritual things and disobedience 
to the heavenly vision ; from quenching the Spirit 
and from sinning the eternal sin, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 

By thy poverty and toil ; by thy journeyings and 
weariness ; by thy pain and anguish ; and by the 
breaking of thy sacred heart. 

Good Lord, deliver us. 

By thy love for sinners ; by thy patience with thy 
disciples ; by thy tears for the sorrowful ; and by 
thy prayer for thine enemies, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 

By thy taking of our sicknesses upon thee ; by thy 
bearing of our sins ; by thy sanctifying of thyself for 
our sakes ; and by thy sacrifice upon the cross for 
our salvation, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 

By thy conquest over shame and death ; by the 
power of thine endless life ; by thy continual 
intercession for us ; by the authority given to thee in 
heaven and earth ; and by the judgement committed 
to thee because thou art Son of man, 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
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We beseech thee to grant us grace, O Lord, that 
we may grow in love, joy and peace ; in longsufFering, 
kindness and goodness ; in faithfulness, meekness 
and self-control ; 

Grant us thy grace, good Lord. 
That we may deal justly, love mercy, and walk 
humbly with God ; that we may care for the father- 
less and the widow, and keep ourselves unspotted 
from the world ; 

Grant us thy grace, good Lord. 
That we may deny ourselves, take up the cross 
and follow thee ; that we may witness a good 
confession, fight the good fight of faith, and win the 
crown of life ; 

Grant us thy grace, good Lord. 
That we may serve our generation, commit our 
souls to thy mercy, fall asleep in thy peace, and be 
granted an inheritance with the saints in light ; 
Grant us thy grace, good Lord. 

ALMIGHTY God, who hast promised to hear 
L. the petitions of them that ask in thy Son's Name ; 
we beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears to 
us that have now made our prayers and supplications 
unto thee ; and grant, that those things which we 
have faithfully asked according to thy will, may 
effectually be obtained, to the relief of our necessity, 
and to the setting forth of thy glory ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

PEACE be with you, and love with faith, from God 
the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

SILENT PRAYER 

Here may follow a Hymn, the Sermon, the Offering, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 

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CHRTSTMASTIDE 

MORNING PRAYER 

IT The Service may commence with a Hymn, 
T The People all standing, the Minister shall say. 

The Lord be with you. 

People. And with thy spirit. 
Minister. Behold, I bring you good tidings of 
great joy, which shall be to all the people. For 
there is born to you (this day) in the city of David, 
a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 

PRAYER OF ADORATION 
Minister. Let us prayo 
Minister and People. 

GLORY be to God on high, and in earth peace, 
good will towards men. Because thou didst 
give Jesus Christ thine only Son to be born at this 
time for us, we bless thee, we worship thee, we 
glorify thee, we give thee thanks for thy great glory, 
O Lord God, Heavenly King, God the Father 
Almighty. O Lord Christ, Son of the Father, Son 
of Mary, Lamb of God, who wast made flesh to take 
away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us ; 
thou who didst not abhor our low estate, receive our 
prayer ; thou who hast set our manhood on the 
throne, grant us thy peace. Amen. 

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SUPPLICATION FOR PEACE 
Minister. 

GOD our Father, who didst send forth thy Son 
to be King of kings and Prince of peace ; grant 
that all the kingdoms of this world may become the 
kingdom of Christ, and learn of him the way of 
peace. Send forth among all men the spirit of good- 
will and reconciliation. Let those who are oiFended 
forgive, and those who have offended repent, so that 
all thy children may live together as one family, 
praising thee and blessing thee for the great redemp- 
tion which thou hast wrought for us, through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE LORD'S PRAYER 

Minister and People. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 
us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : 
for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

Minister. O Lord, open thou our lips. 
People. And our mouth shall shew forth thy 
praise. 

{All standing) 

Minister. Praise ye the Lord. 
People. The Lord's Name be praised. 

PSALMS FOR THE DAY 

(pag-es 214 352.) 

FIRST LESSON 

[CANTICLE] {pages 353 -375. ; 

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[SECOND LESSON] 
SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 

The Adokatiow of the Holy Nativity 
{All standing) 

Minister. Let us with wise men, lowly shepherds, 
and all the heavenly host, worship the Holy Babe, 
and spread our gifts of love, adoration and service 
at his cradle. 

And the angel said unto Mary, Behold, thou shalt 
conceive and bring forth a son, and thou shalt call 
his name Jesus. 

People. O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord. 

Minister. The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, 
and the power of the Most High shall overshadow 
thee, and the holy thing which is to be born of thee 
shall be called the Son of God. 

People. O come, let us adore him, Christ the 
Lord. 

Minister. And Mary brought forth her first-born 
son, and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes, 
and laid him in a manger, because there was no 
room for them in the inn. 

People. O come, let us adore him, Christ the 
Lord. 

Minister. And there were shepherds in the same 
country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by 
night over their flocks. And an angel of the Lord 
stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round 
about them. 

People. O come, let us adore him, Christ the 
Lord. 

Minister. And a multitude of the heavenly host 
were praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the 
highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men. 

People. O come, let us adore him, Christ the 
Lord. 

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Minister. And wise men came from the east, 
and when they saw the young child with Mary his 
mother, they fell down and worshipped him, and 
opening their treasures, they offered unto him gifts, 
gold and frankincense and myrrh. 

People. O come, let us adore him ; O come, let 
us adore him ; O come, let us adore him, Christ the 
Lord. 

Minister. Let us pray. 

SILENT ADORATION 

Minister. Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts. 
Heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Hosanna 
in the highest. Blessed is he that cometh in the 
Name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 
Amen, 

ANTHEM OR HYMN 

THE MINISTER'S PRAYER 

IT Extempore, or such as he may select, concluding with 

The Collect for the Day {page 142) 

H And then the following. 

MAY the power of the Most High, the lowliness 
of Jesus Christ, and the overshadowing of the 
Holy Ghost, give you peace, and love, and ever- 
lasting joy. Amen. 

Here may follow a Hymn, the Sermon, the Ofi'ering, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 



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ORDER OF SERVICE FOR 
CHRISTMASTIDE 

EVENING PRAYER. 

IT The Service may commence with a Hymn. 

IF The People all standing, the Minister shall say. 

Glory to God in the highest. 
People. On earth peace, good will towards men. 

INVOCATION 

IF Extempore, or the following. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

ETERNAL God, who hast made all thy works 
to manifest thy glory, and didst create man 
that thou mightest visit him with thy salvation, lift 
him to thy life of love, and crown him with ever- 
lasting bliss ; accept our grateful and adoring praise 
for thy rich redemption, dimly dreamed, long 
promised, earnestly desired, at last revealed in the 
holy Nativity of Jesus Christ our Lord. May he be 
born in our hearts this Christmastide, exalted a 
Prince and Saviour for all peoples in this our gener- 
ation. Amen. 

Let us lift up our hearts in thanksgiving unto 
God. 

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THE GENERAL THANKSGIVING 
Minister and People. 

ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we 
1. thine unworthy servants do give thee most 
humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and 
loving-kindness to us, and to all men. We bless thee 
for our creation, preservation, and all the bless- 
ings of this life ; but above all, for thine inestimable 
love in the redemption of the world by our Lord 
Jesus Ghrist ; for the means of grace, and for the 
hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that 
due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be 
unfeignedly thankful, and that we shew forth thy 
praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives ; by 
giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking 
before thee in holiness and righteousness all our 
days ; through Jesus Ghrist our Lord. Amen. 

SUPPLICATION FOR PEACE 

Minister. 

OGOD, to whom glory is sung in the highest, 
while on earth peace is proclaimed to men of 
good will ; grant that good will to us thy servants, 
cleanse us from all our sins, and give perpetual 
peace to us and to all people ; through thy mercy, 
O God, who art blessed, and dost govern all things, 
world without end. Amen. 

THE LORD'S PRAYER 

Minister and People. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 

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we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 
us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : 
for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

Minister. O Lord, open thou our lips. 

People. And our mouth shall shew forth thy 
praise. 

{All standing) 

Minister. Praise ye the Lord. 
People. The Lord's Name be praised. 

PSALMS FOR THE DAY 

(pa^es 214 352.) 
FIRST LESSON 
[CANTICLE] {pages ^S2 375.) 

[SECOND LESSON] 
SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 
The Adoration" of the Holt Nativity 
{See Morning Service, page 7 1.) 
ANTHEM OR HYMN 

THE MINISTER'S PRAYER 

IF Extempore, or such as he may select, concluding with 
The Collect for the Day {page 142.) 
^ And then the following. 
Now the God of peace be with you all. A men. 

Here may follow a Hymn, the Sermon, the Offering, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 



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MISSIONARY THANKSGIVING AND 
INTERCESSION 

(For Epiphany, St. Andrew's Day, or other Missionary 
Celebrations.) 

SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 

Thanksgiving for the Gospel 

(All standing) 

Minister. How beautiful upon the mountains are 
the feet of him that publisheth peace, that bringeth 
good tidings, that publisheth salvation. 

People. Thanks be to thee, O Christ, for thy 
holy Gospel. 

Minister. The Lord giveth the word : the women 
that publish the tidings are a great host. 

People. Thanks be to thee, O Christ, for thy 
holy Gospel. 

Minister. It is too light a thing that thou shouldest 
be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to 
restore the preserved of Israel : I will also give thee 
for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my 
salvation unto the end of the earth. 

People. Thanks be to thee, O Christ, for thy 
holy Gospel. 

Minister. They shall come from the east and 
west, and from the north and south, and shall sit 
down in the kingdom of God. 

People. Thanks be to thee, O Christ, for thy 
holy Gospel. 

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Minister. Other sheep I have which are not of 
this fold : them also I must bring, and they shall 
hear my voice ; and they shall become one flock, 
one shepherd. 

People. Thanks be to thee, O Christ, for thy 
holy Gospel. 

Minister. Go ye therefore, and make disciples of 
all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the 
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost : teach- 
ing them to observe all things whatsoever I com- 
manded you. 

People. Thanks be to thee, O Christ, for thy 
holy Gospel. 

Minister. Ye shall receive power, when the 
Holy Ghost is come upon you : and ye shall be my 
witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea 
and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the 
earth. 

People. Thanks be to thee, O Christ, for thy 
holy Gospel. 

Minister. The Lord be with you. 
People. And with thy spirit. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

OGOD, we have heard with our ears, and our 
fathers have declared unto us, the noble works 
that thou didst in their days, and in the old time 
before them. 
People. O Lord, revive thy work. 
Minister. Sanctify thy great Name which hath 
been profaned among the nations : 

People. And let the nations know that thou art 
the Lord. 

Minister. Give thy Son the heathen for his in- 
heritance : 

People. And the utmost parts of the earth for 
his possession. 

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Minister. In every place let incense and a pure 
oblation be offered : 

People. Unto thy Name, O Lord of Hosts. 

Minister. For from the rising of the sun to the 
going down of the same : 

People. The Lord's Name is to be praised. 

Minister. O Emmanuel, the Desire of all nations 
and their Saviour : 

People. Gome and save us, O Lord our God. 

SILENT PRAYER 
THE MINISTER'S PRAYER 

IF Extempore, or such as he may select, concluding with 

The Collect for the Day (pages mi66.) 
ANTHEM OR HYMN 

LITANY. 

OGOD the Father, who hast made of one blood 
all the nations of the earth ; 
Have mercy upon us. 
O God the Son, who hast redeemed all mankind 
from the power of darkness ; 
Have mercy upon us. 
O God the Holy Ghost, Giver of life and light, 
by whom the whole body of the Church is governed 
and sanctified ; 

Have mercy upon us. 
Thanks be to thee, most glorious God, Father, 
Son and Holy Ghost, for the revelation of thyself 
to our poor world, and for thy commission to thy 
Church to proclaim the gospel of Christ to every 
creature. 

Thanks be to thee, O God. 
For the early disciples who were sent forth by 
Christ to proclaim the coming of the kingdom, 
We praise thee, God, 
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For the Apostles, who in obedience to his word 
carried the gospel through the empire and to the 
world beyond, 

We praise thee, O God. 
For those unknown missionaricswho first brought 
the gospel to these shores, 
We Praise thee, God. 
For all those who, in the ages of darkness, kept 
alive the light, and who, while all slumbered and 
slept, were faithful to their Lord's command, 
We Praise thee, God. 
For all who in our own times have recalled the 
Church to her great task of evangelizing the world, 
We praise thee, God. 
For those who have gone to the ends of the world 
with the joyful news, and have sought out the dark 
places of the earth to bring light to them that dwell 
in the shadow of death. 

We praise thee, God. 
For all thy missionary servants who have joined 
the noble army of martyrs, and for all converts to 
the faith who have sealed their testimony with their 
blood. 

We praise thee, O God. 
For the innumerable company who now praise thy 
Name out of every kindred and nation and tongue. 
We praise thee, O God. 
We acknowledge, O Lord, that we have proved 
unworthy of thy mercies, and confess how little we 
have done to hand on, in freedom and in fulness, 
the faith which was brought to us through many 
perils and purchased with such pain. 

For the Church's long neglect of this her boundcn 
duty, 

Forgive us. Lord. 

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For the unconcern which still holds so many who 
profess the Christian name, 
Forgive us, Lord. 
For our so small sacrifice for so great a cause, 

Forgive us, Lord. 
For our forgetfulness of those who have gone 
forth in our name relying on our prayers, 
Forgive us. Lord. 
For our acquiescence in the divisions which 
hinder the gospel and discredit the Church's witness 
to the world, 

Forgive us, Lord. 
We do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord, that thou 
wouldest stir up the hearts of thy faithful people to 
greater obedience, and unite thy Church to face the 
world's great need ; 

That thou wouldest send forth labourers into 
thy harvest ; 

Hear us, we beseech thee. 
That those who have gone forth may be supported 
by thy presence, guided by thy counsel and filled 
with thy power ; 

Hear us, we beseech thee. 
That they may be given the gift of tongues, 
endowed with the spirit of wisdom and under- 
standing, and enabled so to interpret the light thou 
hast vouchsafed to all men, that they may lead 
them to him who is the Light of life ; 
Hear us, we beseech thee. 
That thou wouldest give to all professing Christians 
living in heathen lands a sense of their responsibility, 
that they may adorn the doctrine of our Saviour, and 
by their good example, commend the faith to 
men ; 

Hear us, we beseech thee. 
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That thou wouldest hasten the time when the 
Gospel shall have been preached to all nations, thy 
kingdom shall come on earth, and the whole world 
be filled with the knowledge of thy Name. 
Hear us, we beseech thee. 

OTHOUwhoart the Light ofthe world, the Desire 
of all nations, and the Shepherd of our souls ; let 
thy light shine in the darkness, that all the ends of 
the earth may see the salvation of our God ; by the 
lifting up of thy cross gather the peoples to thine 
obedience, to whom alone belongeth the sceptre and 
the crown ; let thy sheep hear thy voice and be 
brought home to thy fold ; so that there may be one 
flock, one Shepherd ; one holy Kingdom of righteous- 
ness and peace ; one God and Father of us all, above 
all, and through all, and in all. Amen. 
If And then the following. 

10, I am with you all the days, even unto the end 
^ of the world. Amen. 

Here may follow a Hymn, the Sermon, the Offering, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 



8] 



THE OFFICE OF TENEBRAE 

ORDER OF SERVICE FOR THE EVENING 
OF MAUNDY THURSDAY 

The Office called Tenebrae is simply the Matins and 
Lauds of the last three days in Holy Week said late on 
the previous evening with the special solemnity befitting 
the season. The Service begins in silence, and ends in 
almost total darkness, the lights being gradually extin- 
guished as the Office proceeds, until only one is left, which 
is hidden for a little and then replaced. The origin of 
this custom was probably quite utilitarian, the lights being 
extinguished as the dawn came in ; but it has come to 
signify the flight of the disciples and Christ's burial and 
resurrection. 

In the following adaptation the Service has been arranged 
for the evening of Maundy Thursday only ; and, for the 
greater simplicity and effectiveness of the symbolism, the 
Psalms have been reduced to thirteen, the order slightly 
rearranged, and some of the Scripture readings and re- 
sponses changed so as to mark more plainly the progress 
of the Passion ; but the main outlines of the traditional 
service have been retained. 

IT The Service commences in silence, without Invitatory, and the 
Gloria is omitted both here and after all the Psalms; but • 
the antiphon is said in full by the Reader before, and by all 
after each Psalm. 

[Alt standing) 

FIRST NOCTURNE 

PSALM 2. Ant. The kings of the earth stand 
up, and the rulers take counsel together against 
the Lord, and against his Anointed. 

PSALM 38. Ant. They that sought after my life 
laid snares for me. 
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PSALM 54. Ant. Strangers are risen up against 
me, and tyrants seek after my soul. 
11^. Christ his own self bore our sins in his body 

upon the tree : 
I^. That we, being dead unto sins, might live unto 
righteousness, by whose stripes we are healed. 
OUR FATHER, (secretly.) 
LESSON L Lamentations 2. 8-11. 

^. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, be converted to the 

Lord thy God. 
^. Mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, 
hath lifted up his heel against me. 

LESSON II. Lamentations 2. 12 15. 

^. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, be converted to the 

Lord thy God. 
R. My soul is sorrowful even unto death : abide 

ye here and watch with me. 

LESSON III. Lamentations 3. 1-9. 

^. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, be converted to the 

Lord thy God. 
1^. Behold the hour is at hand, and the Son of man 
is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 

SECOND NOCTURNE 

PSALM 27. Ant. False witnesses are risen up 

against me, and such as speak wrong. 
PSALM 59. Ant. Defend me from all that rise up 

against me, O Lord, for they lie waiting for my 

soul. 
PSALM 94. Ant. They gather themselves against 

the soul of the righteous, and condemn the 

innocent blood. 
^. Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an 

example, that we should follow in his steps : 
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^. Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his 
mouth : who, when he was reviled, reviled 
not again, when he suffered, threatened not. 

OUR FATHER, (secretly,) 

LESSON IV. Matthew 26. 47-56. 

^. He was despised and rejected of men : 
l^. A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. 
LESSON V. Matthew 26. 57-68. 

^. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter : 
l^. And as a sheep before her shearers is dumb. 
LESSON VL Matthew 26. 69-75. 

^. All we like sheep have gone astray ; we have 
turned every one to his own way : 

]^. And the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of 
us all. 

THIRD NOCTURNE 

PSALM 40. Ant. Innumerable troubles are come 
about me. 

PSALM 88. Ant. Thou hast put away my acquaint- 
ance far from me : I am so fast in prison 
that I cannot get forth. 

PSALM 143. Ant. My spirit is in anguish within 
me, and my heart within me is desolate. 
"5^. Christ suffered for sins once, the righteous for 

the unrighteous : 
^. That he might bring us to God. 
OUR FATHER, (secretly.) 
LESSON VII. Hebrews 4. 11-15. 
^. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried 

our sorrows : 
]^. Yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of 
God, and afflicted. 

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LESSON VIII. Hebrews 4. 16-5. 3. 

'f. He was wounded for our transgressions, he was 

bruised for our iniquities : 
^l.. The chastisement of our peace was upon him, 
and with his stripes we are healed. 
LESSON IX. Hebrews 5. 4-10. 
^. Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? 
^. Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like 
unto my sorrow. 

LAUDS 

PSALM 22. Ant. They part my garments among 
them, and cast lots upon my vesture. 

PSALM 69. Ant. They gave me gall to eat, and in 
my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. 

PSALM 85. Ant. Remember me, O Lord, when 
thou comest into thy kingdom. 

(All kneeling) 

PSALM 5L Ant. God spared not his own Son, but 
freely gave him up for us all. 
'f. Christ became obedient for us unto death : 
^. Even the death of the cross. 

OUR FATHER, {aloud, to evn.) 

ALMIGHTY God, we beseech thee graciously to 
X\ behold this thy family, for which our Lord 
Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and 
given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer 
death upon the cross, {the rest in silence) who now 
liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, 
ever one God, world without end. Amen. 

IT When the foregoing prayer has been said a noise is made, all 
rise up and depart in silence. 



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GOOD FRIDAY 

IT The Service should commence in silence. 

INVOCATION 
Minister. 

LORD Jesus Christ, who for the redemption of 
J mankind didst ascend the cross, that thou 
mightest enlighten the world that lay in darkness ; 
gather us this day with all thy faithful to that same 
holy cross ; that, gazing in penitence upon thy 
great sacrifice for us, we may be loosed from all our 
sins, and entering into the mystery of thy passion, 
be crucified to the vain pomp and power of this 
passing world ; and being counted worthy to suffer 
with thee here, and finding our glory in the cross 
alone, may we attain at last the light eternal, where 
thou, the Lamb that once was slain, reignest for 
ever on the throne of God. Amen. 

Let us confess the sins that nailed him to the tree, 
and seek forgiveness at the cross. 
CONFESSION 
Minister and People. 

OMOST mighty God and merciful Father, who 
hast compassion upon all men, and hatest 
nothing that thou hast made ; who wouldest not the 
death of a sinner, but rather that he should turn 
from his sin and be saved ; mercifully forgive us 
our trespasses ; receive and comfort us, who are 
grieved and wearied with the burden of oursins. Thy 
property is always to have mercy. Spare us, there- 
fore, good Lord ; spare thy people whom thou hast 
redeemed ; enter not into judgement with thy 

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servants, who acknowledge our sins, and truly 
repent us of our faults ; and so make haste to help 
us in this world, that we may ever live with thee in 
the world to come ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

ABSOLUTION 

Minister. 

MAY the Lamb of God, who taketh away the 
sins of the world, loose you from all your sins 
by his blood ; for the sake of his wounds, pardon all 
your transgressions ; and by his stripes, grant you 
healing, both of body and mind. Amen, 

THE LORD'S PRAYER 
Minister and People. 

OUR Father, which art inheaven,hallowedbethy 
Name. Thy kingdom come. Thywillbedone,in 
earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily 
bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive 
them that trespass against us. And lead us not into 
temptation ; but deliver us from evil : for thine is the 
kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and 
ever. Amen. 

Minister. O God, make speed to save us. 
People. O Lord, make haste to help us. 

PSALMS FOR THE DAY 
(pa^es 214-352.) 
SCRIPTURE LESSON 

[THE CANTICLE] (pa^rs 353-375. ) 
THE REPROACHES 
{All standing) 
Minister. Because I brought thee forth out of the 
land of Fgypt, thou hast prepared a cross for thy 
Saviour. 

Choir. O my people, %yhat have I done unto thee, 
or wherein have I wearied thee ? Answer me. 

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GOOD FRIDAY 

All. Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy and 
Immortal, have mercy upon us. 

Minister. Because I led thee through the desert 
forty years, and fed thee with manna, and brought 
thee to a land exceeding good, thou hast prepared 
a cross for thy Saviour. 

Choir. O my people, etc. All. Holy God, etc. 

Minister. Before thee I opened the sea : and thou 
hast opened my side with a spear. 

Choir. O my people, etc. All. Holy God, etc. 

Minister. I went before thee in a pillar of cloud : 
and thou hast brought me to the judgement hall of 
Pilate. 

Choir. O my people, etc. All. Holy God, etc. 

Minister. I fed thee with manna in the desert : 
and thou hast beaten me with blows and stripes. 

Choir. O my people, etc. All. Holy God, etc. 

Minister. I made thee to drink the water of 
salvation from the rock : and thou hast made me 
to drink gall and vinegar. 

Choir. O my people, etc. All. Holy God, etc. 

Minister. I smote kings for thy sake : and thou 
hast smitten my head with a reed. 

Choir. O my people, ^/c. All. Holy God, ^/c. 

Minister. I gave thee a royal sceptre ; and thou 
hast given to my head a crown of thorns. 

Choir. O my people, etc. All. Holy God, etc. 

Minister. I lifted thee up with great power : and 
thou hast hung me upon the gibbet of the cross. 

Choir. O my people, etc. AIL Holy God, etc. 

Minister. Let us pray. 

10RD Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who 
^ for our redemption wast willing to be rejected 
by the Jews, betrayed with a kiss by Judas, seized, 
bound, led in bonds to Annas, Gaiaphas, Herod and 
Pilate, and before them to be smitten with palm and 

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fist, with the scourge and reed ; to have thy face 
defiled with spitting ; to be crowned with thorns, 
accused by false witnesses, condemned, and led as 
an innocent lamb to the slaughter, bearing thine own 
cross ; to be pierced with nails, to have gall and 
vinegar given thee to drink, to die on the cross the 
most shameful of deaths, and to be wounded with a 
spear ; do thou by these most sacred pains deliver 
us from all our sins, and by thy holy cross bring us 
sinners to that place, whither thou didst take the 
crucified thief, on his late repentance, to be with 
thyself, who livest and reignest for ever. Amen. 

ANTHEM OR HYMN. 

THE ADORATION OF THE CROSS 

IF A series of Scripture passages read by the Minister, inter- 
spersed with silent adoration and Passion Hymns. {The 
following is only a suggested outline.) 

{All kneeling) 

God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross 
of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world 
hath been crucified unto me and I unto the world. 

Faithful Cross! Above all other. 

One and only noble Tree ! 
None in foliage, none in blossom. 

None in fruit thy peer may be ; 
Sweetest wood, and sweetest iron : 

Sweetest Weight is hung on thee. 

Who his own self carried our sins in his body up 
to the tree. 

Have we no tears to shed for him. 
While soldiers scoff and Jews deride? 

Ah ! look how patiently he hangs ; 
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified! 

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Ye were redeemed, not with corruptible things, 
as silver and gold, but with precious blood, as of a 
lamb without blemish and without spot, even with 
the blood of Christ. 

O Sacred Head, now wounded. 

With grief and shame weighed down. 
So scornfully surrounded. 

With thorns thine only crown. 
How pale thou art with anguish. 

With sore abuse and scorn. 
How do those features languish 

Which once were, bright as morn. 

Christ suffered for sins once, the just for the 
unjust, that he might bring us to God. 

See from his head, his hands, his feet. 
Sorrow and love flow mingled down ; 

Did e'er such love and sorrow meet. 
Or thorns compose so rich a crown ? 

We see Jesus, because of the suffering of death, 
crowned with glory and honour. 

Sin^, my tongue, the glorious battle. 

Sing the ending of the fray ; 
Now above the cross, the trophy, 

Sound the loud triumphant lay ; 
Sing how Christ, the world's Redeemer, 

As a victim won the day. 

The Collect foe the Day (page 148.) 

IF And then the following. 

NOW unto him that loved us, and loosed us 
from our sins by his blood; to him be the 
glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 
Here may follow a Hymn, the Sermon, the Ofifering, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 

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ORDER OF SERVICE FOR 
EASTERTIDE 

MORNING PRAYER. 

1 The Service should commence with a Hymn, then, all 
standing, the Minister shall say, 

Christ is risen from the dead. 
People. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 

INVOCATION 

^Extempore, or the following. 
Minister. Let us pray. 

OTHOU who makest the stars, and turnest the 
shadow of death into the morning ; on this day 
of days we meet to render thee, our Lord and King, 
the tribute of our praise ; for the resurrection of the 
spring-time, for the everlasting hopes that rise 
within the human heart, and for the Gospel which 
hath brought life and immortality to light. Receive 
our thanksgiving, reveal thy presence, and send forth 
into our hearts the Spirit of the Risen Christ. A men. 

Let us lift up our hearts with thanksgiving unto 
God. 

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THANKSGIVING 
Minister and People. 
ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we 
^/\ thine unworthy servants do give thee most 
humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and 
loving-kindness to us, and to all men. We bless 
thee for our creation, preservation, and all the 
blessings of this life ; but above all, for thine inesti- 
mable love in the redemption of the world by our 
Lord Jesus Christ ; for the means of grace, and for 
the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us 
that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts 
may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we shew 
forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our 
lives ; by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by 
walking before thee in holiness and righteousness 
all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

COLLECT 
Minister. 

WE give thee thanks, O God the Father, who 
hast delivered us from the power of darkness, 
and translated us into the kingdom of thy Son ; grant 
therefore, we pray thee, that as by his death he has 
recalled us to life, so by his love he may raise us up 
to joys eternal ; through the same Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

THE LORD'S PRAYER 

Minister and People. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 

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us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : 
for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

Minister. O Lord, open thou our lips. 

People. And our mouth shall shevs^ forth thy 
praise. 

{All standing) 

Minister. Praise ye the Lord. 
People. The Lord's Name be praised. 

PSALMS FOR THE DAY 

(pag-es 214 352.) 

FIRST LESSON 
[CANTICLE] (pa^^s 353-375.) 

[SECOND LESSON] 
SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 

Adokation of the Risen Lord 
{All standing) 

On the first day of the week, at early dawn, the 
women came unto the tomb, bringing the spices 
which they had prepared. And they found the 
stone rolled away from the tomb. 
Alleluia. 
And the women departed quickly from the tomb 
with fear and great joy. And behold, Jesus met 
them, saying. All hail. 
Alleluia. 
But Mary was standing at the tomb weeping. 
And she said. They have taken away my Lord, and 
I know not where they have laid him. And she 
beholdeth Jesus standing, and knew not that it was 
Jesus, supposing him to be the gardener. And 
Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turneth and 
saith unto him. Master. 
Alleluia. 

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And behold, two of the disciples were going that 
very day to Emmaus. And as they communed and 
questioned together, Jesus himself drew near, and 
went with them. 
Alleluia. 

And when the doors were shut where the disci- 
ples were, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and 
saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when 
he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his 
side. 

Alleluia. 

Simon Peter saith unto the disciples, I go a fishing. 
They say unto him. We also go with thee. And 
that night they caught nothing. But when day 
was now breaking, Jesus stood upon the shore. And 
that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, 
It is the Lord. 
Alleluia. 

I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard 
behind me a great voice, and I turned to see the 
voice that spake with me. And having turned, I 
saw one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a 
garment down to the foot, and girt about the breasts 
with a golden girdle. And his hair was as white 
as snow, and his eyes were as a flame of fire, and 
his feet like burnished brass, and his voice as the 
voice of many waters. And when I saw him, I 
fell at his feet as one dead. And he laid his right 
hand upon me, saying, Fear not ; for I am the First 
and the Last, and the Living One ; and I was dead, 
and behold, I am alive for evermore, and I have the 
keys of death and hell. 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 

Minister. Let us pray. 
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SILENT ADORATION 

TF And then the following. 

NOW the God of peace, who brought again from 
the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd 
of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting 
covenant, make you perfect in every good work to 
do his will, working in you that which is well- 
pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ ; to whom 
be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 

ANTHEM OR HYMN 

THE MINISTER'S PRAYER 

IT Extempore, or such as he may select ; concluding with 
The Collect for the day (page 149.) 

Here may follow a Hymn, the Sermon, the Offering, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 



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ORDER OF SERVICE FOR 
EASTERTIDE 

EVENING PRAYER 

IF The Service should commence with a Hymn, and then, all 
standing, the Minister shall say. 

The Lord is risen indeed. 
People. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. 

INVOCATION 

^ Extempore, or the following. 

Minister. Let us pray. 

BLESSED Christ, who on this glad and memor- 
able day didst first fulfil the promise of thy 
presence with thine own, revealing thyself as alive 
to those who mourned thee as dead, standing in the 
midst when the doors were shut for fear, consent- 
ing ♦o those who constrained thee to abide with them 
at close of day ; come to us now gathered here, find 
the secret way to all our hearts, lift the pierced 
hands in benediction over us, breathe upon us every 
one the peace that thou alone canst give. Amen. 

Let us lift up our hearts in thanksgiving unto God.. 
THANKSGIVING 
Minister and People. 
A LMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we thine 
,/\un worthy servants dogive thee most humble and 
hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kind- 
ness to us, and to all men. We bless thee for our 
creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this 

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life ; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the 
redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ ; 
for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. 
And, we beseech thee, give us thatdue sense of all thy 
mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thank- 
ful, and that we shew forth thy praise, not only 
with our lips, but in our lives ; by giving up our- 
selves to thy service, and by walking before thee 
in holiness and righteousness all our days; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

COLLECT 
Minister. 

OGOD, who for our redemption didst give 
thine only-begotten Son to the death of the 
cross, and by his glorious resurrection hast delivered 
us from the power of the enemy; grant us to die 
daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him 
in the joy of his resurrection ; through the same 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE LORD'S PRAYER 

Minister and People. % 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 
us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : 
for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

Minister. O Lord, open thou our lips. 

People. And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise. 

(All standing) 
Minister. Praise ye the Lord. 
People. The Lord's Name be praised. 

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PSALMS FOR THE DAY 

(pages 214-352.) 

FIRST LESSON 

[CANTICLE] (pages 353-375.) 

[SECOND LESSON] 
SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 

Adokation op the Risen Lord 

(See Morning Service; page 93.) 

ANTHEM OR HYMN 
THE MINISTER'S PRAYER 

*ir Extempore, or such as he may select, concluding with 
The Collect for the Day (page 149.) 

Here may follow a Hymn, the Sermon, the Offering, the 
closing Hymn and Benediction ; or such other order as is 
preferred. 



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LITANY OF THE HOLY GHOST 

O God the Father, who givest the Holy Spirit to 
them that ask thee ; 

Have mercy tipon us. 
O God the Son, who didst breathe the Holy Ghost 
upon thy disciples ; 

Have mercy upon us. 
O God the Holy Ghost, sent by the Father in the 
Name of Jesus that thou mayest abide with us for 
ever; 

Have mercy upon us. 
Spirit of the Lord, Spirit of wisdom and under- 
standing. Spirit of counsel and might. Spirit of 
knowledge and godly fear ; 

Hear us, we beseech thee. 
Spirit of truth. Spirit of holiness. Spirit of pro- 
mise ; 

Hear us, we beseech thee. 
Spirit of God, Spirit of Christ, Holy Ghost the 
Comforter ; 

Hear us, we beseech thee. 
By thy eternal procession from the Father and 
the Son, 

Sanctify us. Lord. 
By thy brooding upon the waters when darkness 
was upon the face of the deep. 
Sanctify us, Lord. 
By thy holy inspiration through which the word 
of God came to the Prophets, 
Sanctify us, Lord. 
By thy overshadowing of Mary with the power 
of the most High, 

Sanctify us. Lord. 

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By thy descent on Christ at his baptism in the 
likeness of a dove, 

Sanctify us. Lord. 
By thy outpouring upon the disciples at Pentecost 
as a mighty rushing wind and cloven tongues of fire, 
Sanctify us, Lord. 
By thy intercession for us with groanings that 
cannot be uttered. 

Sanctify us. Lord. 
O Lord, and Giver of life, we beseech thee that 
thou wilt hear us, and unite thy Holy Church 
Universal in the bond of peace, and lead it into all 
truth ; 

Holy Spirit, hear us. 
That thy gifts may be stirred up in all those who 
have been ordained to any office in thy Church ; 
that the world may be convinced by thee of sin, of 
righteousness, and of judgement ; and that thou 
wilt hasten the time when thou shalt be poured 
out on all flesh ; 

Holy Spirit, hear us. 
That there may speedily appear amongst us that 
kingdom which is righteousness, and peace, and joy 
in the Holy Ghost ; 

Holy Spirit, hear us. 
That thou wouldest take of the things of Christ, 
and bring to our remembrance all things that he 
said ; 

Holy Spirit, hear us. 
That we may be led by thee out of the bondage of 
fear into the glorious liberty of the sons of God, 
and, by thy witness with our spirit, know our- 
selves to be children of God and joint-heirs with 
Christ ; 

Holy Spirit, hear us. 
That thou wilt help our infirmities and teach us 
how to pray ; that our mortal bodies may be quick- 

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ened by thy dwelling in us ; and that thou wilt 
make in us thy holy temple ; 

Holy Spirit, hear us. 
That we may walk no more after the flesh but after 
the Spirit, and bring forth thy fruits abundantly ; 

Holy Spirit, hear us. 
That we may never grieve or quench thee ; that 
we may not resist thy power, nor sin against thee 
the eternal sin ; 

Holy Spirit, hear us. 

Receive ye the Holy Ghost. 

SILENT PRAYER 

[HYMN] 

The Veni, Creator Spiritus, may be said or sung here as an 
act affrayer. 
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire. 
And lighten with celestial fire. 
Thou the anointing Spirit art. 
Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart. 

Thy blessed unction from above. 

Is comfort, life, and fire of love. 
Enable with perpetual light 
The dulness of our blinded sight. 

Anoint and cheer our soiled face 

With the abundance of thy grace. 

Keep far our foes, give peace at home : 

Where thou art guide, no ill can come. 

Teach us to know the Father, Son, 

And thee, of both, to be but One. 
That through the ages all along, 
This may be our endless song; 

Praise to thy eternal merit. 

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

Collect fob the Day (pages ui 166.) 

NOW the God of hope fill you w ith all joy and 
peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, 
in the power of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

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ADORATION OF THE MOST HOLY 
TRINITY 

Let us pray. 
Lord, have mercy upon us. 
Christ, have mercy upon us. 
Lord, have mercy upon us. 
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to 
the Holy Ghost : 

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be t 
world without end. Amen. 

Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts : the 
whole earth is full of his glory. 

Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. 
Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God, the Almighty, 
which was, and which is, and which is to come. 
Glory be to thee, Lord most High. 
Worthy art thou, our Lord and God, to receive 
the glory and the honour and the power ; for thou 
didst create all things, and because of thy will they 
came to be, and were created. 

Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. 
Worthy is the Lamb that hath been slain to 
receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and might, 
and honour, and glory, and blessing. 

Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. 
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves, in your 
most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep 
yourselves in the love of God, looking for the 
mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 
Lord, increase our faith. 
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For through Jesus Christ we have access in one 
Spirit unto the Father. 

Holy Father, lead us ever unto thee. 

There is one body and one Spirit, even as ye 
were called in one hope of your calling ; one Lord, 
one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, 
who is over all, and through all, and in all. 

Keep thy Church in the one faith, Christ. 

The Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, whom the 
Father will send in my name, he shall teach you 
all things. 

Teach us. Holy Spirit, the deep things of God. 

Go ye, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, 
baptizing them into the name of the Father, and of 
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 

Help us. Holy Trinity, to glorify thy Name. 

I bow my knees unto the Father, from whom 
every family in heaven and earth is named, that he 
would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, 
that ye may be strengthened with power through 
his Spirit in the inward man ; that Christ may 
dwell in your hearts through faith ; to the end that 
ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be 
strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the 
breadth and length and height and depth, and to 
know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, 
that ye may be filled with all the fulness of God. 
Fill us with thy fulness, O God. 

SILENT PRAYER 

Collect for the Day (pages 141-I66.) 

GRACE to you and peace, from him which is, 
and which was, and which is to come ; and 
from the seven Spirits before his throne, and from 
Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first born 
from the dead. Amen. 

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THANKSGIVING AND LITANY FOR 
THE CHURCH 

(For Church Dedication or Anniversary) 

SCRIPTURE RESPONSE 

(All standing) 

Jesus said, Thou art Peter, and upon this rock 
will I build my Church, and the gates of hell shall 
not prevail against it. 

Thanks be to thee, Lord. 
Christ also loved the Church and gave himself 
for it, that he might present the Church to himself 
a glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle or 
any such thing, but that it should be holy and without 
blemish. 

Thanks be to thee, O Lord. 
The God of our Lord Jesus Christ put all 
things in si\|bjection under his feet, and" gave him to 
be the head overall things to the Church, which is his 
body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. 
Thanks be to thee, Lord. 
And he gave some to be apostles, and some, 
prophets, and some, evangelists, and some, pastors 
and teachers ; for the perfecting of the saints, unto 
the work of ministering, unto the building up of the 
body of Christ. 

Thanks be to thee, O Lord. 
And the Spirit and the bride say. Come. And he 
that heareth, let him say, Come. And he that is 
athirst, let him come : and whosoever will, let him 
take the water of life freely. 

Thanks be to thee, Lord. 

Minister. The Lord be with you. 
People. And with thy spirit. 
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Minister. Let us pray. 
THE MINISTER'S PRAYER 

IT Extempore, or such as he may select, concluding with 
The Collect for the Day (pages m-i66.) 
ANTHEM OR HYMN 
LITANY 

O God, the Father of glory, who didst give Jesus 
Christ thy Son to be the chief corner-stone of the 
Church ; 

Have mercy upon us. 
O Christ, Head of thy Body the Church, which 
thou didst purchase with thy blood ; 
Have mercy upon us. 
O Spirit of holiness and truth, who wast given to 
be the sanctifier and guide of the Church ; 
Have mercy upon us. 
O Holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, who 
ordainest thy Church to be one, even as thou art one : 
Have mercy upon us. 
Remember not. Lord, our offences, nor the 
offences of our forefathers, neither forsake us foi* 
our sins : spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, 
whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood, 
and take not thy Holy Spirit from us. 
Spare us, good Lord. 
By thy building of thy Church upon the rock ; 
by thy promise that the gates of hell should not 
prevail against it ; by thy purchase of the Church 
with thy precious blood ; and by thy gift of the 
Holy Ghost and the keys of the kingdom of heaven. 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
From friendship with the world, from lust of 
power, and from the worship of mammon, 
Lord, save thy Church. 

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From discord, disunion, and division; from the 
guilt of schism and the sin of separation ; from 
rending the seamless robe and dismembering the 
sacred body, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 

From envy and strife ; from pride and prejudice ; 
from sectarianism and stubbornness; and from what- 
ever may hinder godly union and concord. 
Lord, save thy Church. 

From forsaking our first love ; from unfaithfulness 
in tribulation ; from toleration of untruth and 
uncleanness ; from failing to hold fast the things thou 
hast committed to us ; from having only a name that 
we live, when we are dead ; from falling in the 
hour of temptation ; and from being neither hot nor 
cold, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 

We, thy humble servants, do beseech thee, O 
Lord, that it may please thee to receive our suppli- 
cations for thy Church, that it may be truly one, 
holy, and catholic ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may please thee to purge the Church from 
all error, unbelief and want of faith ; that it may be 
the pillar and ground of the truth ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That thy Church may be delivered from all 
scandal, sin and shame ; from complicity with 
wrong and compromise with evil ; from inconsist- 
ency, wavering and fear ; that it may shine as a 
light in the world, and be as a city set on 
a hill ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That thy Church may preach the Gospel to every 
creature, set forth the truth that makes men free, 

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and so lift up the cross of Christ that all mankind 
may be drawn together unto him ; 

fVe beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That thy Church may remember the sheep that 
are not of the fold, seek out the wandering and the 
lost, proclaim the forgiveness of sins to the penitent, 
keep a heart of compassion for all mankind, and 
defend the cause of the poor and the oppressed ; 
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord, 

That thy Church may remember to hear what 
the Spirit saith, so that it may teach only as it learns ; 
to follow Christ, as it would lead mankind ; to be 
itself the example of what it would commend to all 
societies and states of men ; 

fVe beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That it may be granted to thy Church to unite the 
nations of the world in one family, to bring deliv- 
erance to the peoples, and to gather all thy sheep 
together, so that there may be one flock and one 
Shepherd ; 

JVe beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

O ETERNAL God, the Father of spirits and the 
Lover of souls, who didst send thy Holy Spirit 
upon thy Church on the day of Pentecost, and hast 
promised that he shall abide with it for ever ; let 
that same Spirit lead us into all truth, defend us 
from all sin, enrich us with his gifts, refresh us with 
his comfort, rule our hearts in all things, and lead 
us in the way everlasting ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord, who with thee and the same Spirit, liveth and 
reigneth one God, world without end. Amen. 
SILENT PRAYER 

NOW unto him that is able to do exceeding 
abundantly above all that we ask or think, 
according to the power that worketh in us, unto him 
be the glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus unto 
all generations for ever and ever. Amen. 

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O God the Father, Creator of the world ; 

Have mercy upon us. 
O God the Son, once carpenter at Nazareth ; 

Have mercy upon us. 
O God the Holy Ghost, Comforter of the poor ; 

Have mercy upon us. 
Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, who workest 
ever in the world by wisdom, love and power ; 
Have mercy upon us. 
Remember not our iniquities, nor the iniquities of 
those who were before us, but spare us, good Lord ; 
though we have defaced thine image in man, 
despoiled the works of thy hands, and made labour 
a curse through our sin. 
Spare us, good Lord. 
From greed and selfishness ; from envy and covet- 
ousness ; from pride and contempt ; and from all 
other deadly sin. 

Good Lord, deliver us. 
From injustice, oppression, and slavery ; from 
keeping back the price of labour ; and from binding 
upon men burdens grievous to be borne, 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
From the love of money, which is a root of all 
kinds of evil ; from trust in the uncertainty of riches, 
which make themselves wings and fly away ; and 
from regarding a man's life as consisting in the 
abundance of things which he possesseth, 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
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From bribery and corruption ; from unjust dealing 
and dishonest practices ; from taking unfair ad- 
vantage and seeking unrighteous profit ; from all 
trade in temptation and commerce in things harmful 
to body or soul, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 
From strife and contention ; from the inequalities 
that breed unrest and discontent ; from bitterness 
and distrust ; from all denial of our common 
humanity and our brotherhood in Christ, 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
By thy birth in the stable ; by thy cradling in 
the manger ; by the poverty of thy home and the 
obscurity of thine early years, 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
By thy toil at the bench ; by thy weariness, hunger 
and thirst ; by thy ministering to the multitude, which 
would not let thee so much as eat bread ; by thy 
iourneyings to preach the glad tidings, when thou 
hadst not where to lay thy head. 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
By thy sympathy for our sorrows ; by thy taking 
of our sicknesses upon thee ; by thy prayer and 
fasting ; by thy tears, and vigils ; by thine agony and 
bloody sweat, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 
By the mocking and the scourging ; by the nails 
and crown of thorns ; by thine anguish and expiring 
groan ; by thy precious death and burial, 
6*00^ Lord, deliver us. 
By thy glorious resurrection ; by thy manifesta- 
tion to the disciples when they had toiled all night 
and taken nothing ; by thy marvellous sending of the 
Holy Ghost ; by thy dreadful coming again to judge 
the world in righteousness, 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
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We beseech thee to hear us that thou wilt dehver 
thy Holy Church Universal from the worship of 
mammon, from bondage to the world, and from all 
complicity in social evil and silence at wrong ; 
fVe beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That thou wilt bring all mankind into the glorious 
liberty of the children of God, and set the whole 
creation free from the bondage of vanity and 
corruption ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That thou wilt deliver all who are enslaved, over- 
worked or burdened ; protect all whose labour 
brings them into danger or leads them into temp- 
tation ; and comfort those whose toil is unpleasant, 
monotonous, or without joy ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That thou wilt remember all who are out of work, 
ill paid, or in want ; and have mercy upon those 
who are driven to rebellion, suUenness or despair ; 
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That thou wilt give repentance to those who are 
careless of the conditions under which others live, 
unconcerned at the injustices of our social order, 
and who, while they live delicately, contemn the 
poor and forget God ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That thou wilt stir up true champions of the 
poor, guide the aspirations of labour with just and 
worthy ideals, and at last unite the workers of the 
woild and break their chains ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

That thou wilt bring near the day when labour 
shall be redeemed from the curse ; men shall toil, 
not for their own gain, but for the common good ; 
all commerce shall be pure, all labour prayer, aH 

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work worship, and men shall rejoice in the things 
that their hands have made ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 
That thou wilt hasten the coming of thy kingdom 
and its righteousness ; put an end to international 
and industrial strife ; establish true fellowship 
among men ; and restore the apostolic order where 
no man shall regard aught of the things he possess- 
eth as his own, but all things shall be common ; 

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. 

FOR the spoiling of the poor, for the sighing of 
the needy, arise, O Lord ; look upon the workers 
of iniquity, who eat up thy people as they eat bread, 
and call not upon God ; bring to an end the scorning 
of them that are at ease and the contempt of the 
proud ; forget not the needy, nor let the expectation 
of the poor perish for ever ; judge the fatherless 
and the oppressed, that man which is of the earth 
may be terrible no more. Amen. 

OGOD, we have heard with our ears, and our 
fathers have declared unto us, the noble works 
that thou didst in their days, and in the old time 
before them. 

Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thine 
honour. 

From our enemies defend us, O Christ. 

Graciously look upon our afflictions. 
Pitifully behold the sorrow of our hearts. 

Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people. 
Favourably with mercy hear our prayers. 

O Son of David, have mercy upon us. 
Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ. 
Graciously hear us, O Christ; graciously hear us, 
O Lord Christ. 

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LITANY OF LABOUR 

BE present, O Lord, to our supplications, nor let 
thy merciful pity be far from thy servants ; heal 
our wounds, forgive our sins ; that, not being severed 
from thee by our iniquities, we may evermore cleave 
to thee through faith, and have fellowship with one 
another ; through Jesus Christ our Lord and Master. 
Amen, 

NOW the God of patience and comfort grant you 
to be of the same mind one with another, 
according to Christ Jesus ; that with one accord ye 
may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of 
our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen, 



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O Father, who didst make man, body, soul and 
spirit ; 

Have mercy upon us. 
O Christ, who hast assumed our flesh, didst take 
our sicknesses upon thyself, and heal our diseases; 
Have mercy upon us. 
OHolySpirit,whodost quicken our mortal bodies, 
helpest our infirmities, and dost sanctify our souls ; 
Have mercy upofi us. 
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Triune God, Giver 
of life, Fountainof health, and Source of all strength ; 
Flave mercy upon us. 
By thy holy Incarnation, by thy healing ministry, 
by thy stripes and wounds, and by thy Resurrection 
from the dead, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 
By thy human sympathy, by the touch of thy 
hand, by thy power over all evil, and by the voice 
that raised the dead. 

Good Lord, deliver us. 
By the quickening power of the Holy Spirit, by the 
medicine of thy Sacraments, by the anointing of 
the sick with oil, by the prayer of faith, and by 
the sanctifying of all human knowledge and earthly 
remedies, 

Good Lord, deliver us. 
In all time of our affliction and distress, in suffering 
and pain, in weakness and weariness. 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
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When our last hour is come, sense and mind grow 
dim, and vain is the help of man, 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
In joy and sorrow, in health and sickness, in life 
and death, now and everlastingly. 
Good Lord, deliver us. 
If we have broken thy laws of health ; if we have 
been ignorant and careless of thy commands ; if we 
have brought suffering upon ourselves or upon 
others, by impurity, gluttony or intemperance, 
Forgive us. Lord. 
If we have despised and neglected our bodies ; if 
we have misused and enslaved our minds ; if we 
have allowed our spirits to become a prey to worry, 
distrust or despair. 

Forgive us. Lord. 
If we have abused thy gifts of food and drink ; 
if we have rejected the remedies of nature ; if we 
have neglected the healing powers of the mind ; and 
if we have forgotten thee, the great Physician, 
Forgive us. Lord. 
We beseech thee, almighty God, that thou 
wouldest restore to thy Church the apostolic gift 
of healing the bodies as well as the souls of men ; 
Hear us, we beseech thee. 
That thou wouldest bless all doctors and physi- 
cians, all nurses and attendants, all who seek to 
exercise mental and spiritual healing ; and grant 
unto them knowledge and faith, skill and sympathy, 
tenderness and patience ; 

Hear us, we beseech thee. 
That thou wouldest bless all hospitals and in- 
firmaries, all medical missions among the poor and 
the heathen, consider the affliction of thy people, 
and forget not thy poor for ever ; 
Hear us, we beseech thee. 

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That thou wouldest inspire and direct all medical 
research to the discovery of true remedies, the 
prevention of disease, and the relief of pain ; 
Hear us, we beseech thee. 

That thou wouldest have mercy upon the halt and 
the blind, the deaf and the dumb, those who are 
mehtally deficient and tormented, and all who are in 
any way afflicted or distressed ; 
Hear us, we beseech thee. 

That thou wouldest fill all men with compassion for 
the sufferings of the lower creation, and teach us 
how to avoid causing any of thy creatures needless 
pain ; 

Hear us, we beseech thee. 

That thou wouldest hear us for our sick friends 
and for all who have desired our prayers (whom 
now we remember before thee) ; that thou wouldest 
visit those that are appointed unto death and merci- 
fully receive the spirits of the dying ; 
Hear us, we beseech thee. 

GOD, rich in pity as in power, merciful and 
_ rnighty; have respect unto thy whole creation, 
groaning and travailing in pain until now ; and as 
thou hast broken the power of evil by the cross of 
Christ, and by his endless sacrifice takest away the sin 
of the world, hasten the time when the last enemy 
of man shall be trodden under foot, death shall be 
no more, neither mourning, nor crying, nor pain any 
more, and thou shalt wipe away all tears from our 
eyes ; through thy redeeming love in Jesus Christ 
our Saviour. A men. 

MAY the Lord forgive all thine iniquities, heal 
all thy diseases, redeem thy life from destruc- 
tion, and crown thee with loving-kindness and 
tender mercies. Amen. 

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A SIMPLE OBSERVANCE OF THE 
LORDS SUPPER 

This Order provides for the simplest possible Observance 
of the Lord's Supper, giving the words of Scripture to be 
read by the President, indicating (in brackets) the appro- 
priate actions, and suggesting (in italics) the subjects for 
silent prayer and private devotion. 

The President shall commence by saying. 

The disciples did as Jesus appointed them ; and 
they made ready the Passover. 

{Here the elements maybe distributed, and those ivho are 
to partake may prepare themselves by prayer.) 

Now when even was come, he was sitting at meat 
with the twelve disciples ; and as they were eating, 
he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall 
betray me. And they were exceeding sorrowful, 
and began to say unto him every one, Is it I, 
Lord? 

Self-examination and Confession. 
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, 

(Here the President may take the bread into his hands.) 
and blessed. 

Here the Holy Spirit should be silently invoked. 
and brake it ; 

{Here the President may break the bread.) 
and he gave to the disciples, and said, Take, eat ; 
this is my body which is broken for you. 

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Adoration. 
This do in remembrance of me. 

{Here all partake of the bread.) 
After the same manner also, he took a cup, 

{Here the President may take the cup into his hands.) 
and gave thanks, 

Thanksgiving. 

and gave to them saying, Drink ye all of it ; for this 
is my blood of the covenant, which isshedfor many 
unto remission of sins. 

Adoration. 

This do as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of 
me. 

{Here all partake of the cup.) 

For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the 
cup, ye proclaim the Lord's death till he come. 

Prayer pleading the sacrifice of Christ and making offering 
of self to God. 

{The offerings for the Poor may now be collected, the President 
saying : Brethren, ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he 
became poor, that ye through his poverty might become 
rich.) 

THE HIGH PRIESTLY PRAYER 

Jesus, lifting up his eyes unto heaven, said, Father, 
I pray not for the world, but for those whom thou 
hast given me ; for they are thine f and I am glori- 
fied in them. 

Remembranc.e of the saints and the departed. 

Neither for these only do I pray, but for them 
also that believe on me through their word ; 

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Remembrance of the living. 

That they may all be one ; even as thou, Father, 
art in me, and I in thee : 

Prayer for the unity of the Church. 

That the world may believethatthoudidst send me. 

Prayer for the conversion of the world and the coming 
of the Kingdom. 

(Here the President may announce a Hymn, saying. And when 
they had sung a hymn they went out.) 

[HYMN] 

BENEDICTION 

Peace I leave with you ; my peace I give unto 
you : not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let 
not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 



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OF 

THE EUCHARIST, 

OR THE 

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION 

The following order for the Celebration of the Eucharist, 
or the Communion of the Lord's Supper, provides for 
three types of Service : 

1. A Low Celebration, without music. 

2. A Festal Celebration, with Choral setting ; omit- 
ting the Kyrie Eleison, but including the Gloria in 
Excelsis. 

3. A Solemn Celebration, (Choral or otherwise,) for 
Penitential Seasons, or for a Requiem ; omitting the 
Gloria in Excelsis, but including the Kyrie Eleison. 

Alternative forms, and methods of administration, are 
indicated by being enclosed in brackets, thus : ( ). 
Parts which may be omitted altogether, either by 
preference, or in order to shorten the Service, are 
enclosed in brackets, thus : [ ]. 

The Introit, Gradual, Epistle and Gospel are left to the 
choice of the Celebrant, and no forms are provided for the 
Commemoration of the Living, the Saints, or the De- 
parted, this being left, if desired, for Extempore Prayer. 
The Eucharistic Prayer, in accordance with early usage, 
might also be a free utterance ; care however being taken 
to invoke the Holy Spirit, and to use the Words of 
Institution recorded in the Gospels, or in Saint Paul's 
First Epistle to the Corinthians. 

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II The Holy Table being covered with a fair linen cloth, and 
bread and wine [and water] being set in readiness, the Service 
may commence with (the Introit) said or sung, or (a Hymn); 
all standing. 

"U The Congregation still standing, the Celebrant shall say. 
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son. and 

of the Holy Ghost. 

1 And the Congregation shall respond audibly , Amen. 
Celebrant. I will go unto the altar of God. 
Congregation. Unto God, my exceeding joy. 

H Then shall be said or sung the 43rd Psalm. 

JUDGE me O God, and plead my cause against the 
un I godly | people : O deliver me from thede- i 
ceitful and | wicked I man. 

For thou art the God of my strength, why hast 
thou I put me | from thee : why go I mourning 
because of the op | pression | of the | enemy ? 

O send out thy light and thy truth | let them | 
lead me : let them bring me unto thy holy | hill 
and I to thy ] dwelling. 

That I may go unto the altar of God, even unto 
God my ex | ceeding | joy : and upon the harp will 

I praise | thee O | God my | God. 

Why art thou so h^avy I O my | soul : and why 
art thou so dis | quiet | ed with | in me ? 

Hope in God for I j shall yet | praise him : who 
is the health of my j countenance | and my ] God. 

Gloria. 

Celebrant. Our help is in the Name of the Lord : 

Congregation. Who made heaven and earth. 
THE CONFESSION 

Celebrant. Let us make humble confession of our 
sins to God. 

II Then, all kneeling, the Celebrant and Congregation shall say 
together : 

OLORD our God, we confess that we have 
sinned against thee, and are not worthy to 
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present ourselves before thy holy Table. We are 
stained and polluted with the multitude of our sins, 
and are not fit to approach thy heavenly mysteries. 
But thou, O God, be merciful to us sinners. Reject 
us not, who acknowledge our unworthiness and 
look only to thy goodness. And by the death of 
Jesus Christ our Lord, here mystically set forth, 
the only sacrifice for sin, cleanse us, we beseech 
thee, from all our stains ; receive this offering of our 
humble supplication ; and send down upon us the 
Spirit of consolation, to confirm and prepare us for 
this service. Amen. 

If In Penitential Seasons, or at a Solemn Celebration, there may 
be added, 

(THE KYRIE ELEISON) 

1 // the words are sung, the original language of the liturgy 
may be used : Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie 
eleison : if the words are said, they shall be repeated after 
the Celebrant as follows : 

Celebrant. Lord, have mercy ; Lord, have mercy ; 
Lord, have mercy. 

Congregation. Christ, have mercy ; Christ, have 
mercy ; Christ, have mercy. 

Celebrant. Lord, have mercy ; Lord, have mercy ; 
Lord, have mercy. 

1 Then shall the Celebrant pronounce 

THE ABSOLUTION 
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of 
1\. his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of 
sins to all them that with hearty repentance and 
true faith turn unto him ; have mercy upon you ; 
pardon and deliver you from all your sins ; confirm 
and strengthen you in all goodness ; and bring you 
to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

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IT The Celebration not being Solemn, nor falling in a Penitential 
Season, there may be said or sung by all, 

(THE GLORIA IN EXCELSIS) 

{All standing) 

GLORY be to God on high, and in earth peace, 
good will towards men. We praise thee, we 
bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we 
give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord 
God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. 

O Lord, the only-begotten Son Jesu Christ ; 
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, 
that takest away the sins of the world, have 
mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of 
the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest 
at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy 
upon us. 

For thou only art holy ; thou only art the Lord ; 
thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art 
most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen. 

H // The Gloria inExcelsis is not said, then shall follow, 
(THE PRAYER OF THE VEIL) 

Celebrant. 

OGOD, who by the blood of thy dear Son hast 
consecrated for us a new and living way into 
the holy place through the veil of his flesh ; grant 
unto us the assurance of thy mercy, and sanctify us 
by thy heavenly grace, that we, approaching with 
pure heart and undefiled conscience, may offer unto 
thee a sacrifice in righteousness, and duly celebrate 
thy holy mysteries, to the glory of thy Name ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

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THE EPISTLE 
[THE GRADUAL] 

IT A short Anthem sung by the Choir, or a verse from the Psalms 
said by the Celebrant. 

THE GOSPEL 

I The Congregation standing up, the Reader shall say. The 
Holy Gospel is written in the— Chapter of— begin- 
ning at the -verse : at which there shall be said or suns 
by all. Glory be to thee, O Lord. [At the end of the read- 
ing, there may be said or sung by all. Thanks be to thee 
O Lord, or Praise be to thee, O Christ.] ' 

[THE CREED] 

II Here may be said or sung a confession of faith, which may be 
expressed in the words of The Nicene (Constantinopolitan- 
Western) Creed, or the Te Deum. 

(The Nicene Ckeed) 

I BELIEVE in one God, the Father Almighty, 
Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things 
visible and invisible : 

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten 
Son of God, begotten of his Father before qll 
worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God 
ot very God, begotten, not made, being of one 
substance with the Father, by whom all things 
were made : who for us men, and for our salvation, 
came down from heaven, and was 
incarnate by the Holv Ghost of the '^During 
Virgin Mary, and was made man, and ^^f^^^rses 
was crucified also for us under Pontius ?" f ^^ 
Pilate. He suffered and was buried, 
and the third day he rose again according to the Scrip- 
tures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the 
right hand of the Father. And he shall come again 
with glory to judge both the quick and the dead : 
whose kingdom shall have no end. 

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And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, and 
Giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and 
the Son, who with the Father and the Son toge- 
ther is worshipped and glorified, who spake by 
the Prophets. And I believe one Holy Catholic and 
Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for 
the remission of sins. And I look for the Resurrec- 
tion of the dead, and the life of the world to come. 
Amen. 

(Te Deum Laudamus) 

WE praise | thee O | God : we acknowledge! 
thee to I be the | Lord. 

All the earth doth i worship | thee : the | Father | 
ever | lasting. 

To thee all Angels I cry a | loud : the Heavens 
and I all the | Powers there [ in. 

To thee Cherubin and | Seraph [ in : con | tinual-| 
ly do I cry, 

Holy I Holy | Holy : Lord J God of | Saba | oth ; 

Heaven and earth are full of the | Majes | ty : 
of I thy I glo I ry. 

The glorious company 1 of the A | postles : praise] 

- I - I thee. 

The goodly fellowship | of the | Prophets: praise] 

- I - I thee. 

The noble | army of ] Martyrs : praise ] - J - ] thee. 

The holy Church throughout ] all the | world : 
doth ac ] know ] ledge ] thee ; 

The Father, of an | infinite | Majesty : thine hon- 
ourable I true and ] only | Son ; 

Also the 1 Holy ] Ghost : the ] Com | fort J er. 

Thou art the ] King of ] glory : 6 | - | - ] Christ. 

Thou art the ever I lasting | Son : of I - the | Fa-j 
ther. 

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When thou tookest up6n thee to de | liver | man : 
thou didst not ab | hor the | Virgin's | womb. 

When thou hadst overcome the | sharpness of I 
death : thou didst open the Kingdom of | Heaven 
to I all be I lievers. 

Thou sittest at the right | hand of | God : in the | 
glory I of the | Father. 

We believe that | thou shalt | come : to | be | our | 
Judge. 

We therefore pray thee | help thy | servants : 
whom thou hast redeemed | with thy | precious] 
blood. 

Make them to be numbered | with thy | Saints : 
in I glory | ever | lasting. 

IT The Te Deum may end here, the following verses being 
added only in Penitential Seasons. 

O L6rd I save thy | people : and 1 bless thine | 
herit | age. 

Gov I -ern | them : and I lift them | up for 1 ever. 

Day I by | day : we | magni | fy | thee ; 

And we I worship thy | Name : ever | world 
with I out I end. 

Vouch I safeO | Lord : to k^epusthis | day with-] 
out I sin. 

O Lord, have | mercy up | on us : have | mer I cy 
up I on us. 

O Lord, let thy m^rcy | lighten up | on us : as 
our ! trust I is in | thee. 

O Lord, in th6e | have I 1 trusted : l^t me | never | 
be con I founded. 



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[NOTICES] 

IF Here notices may be given out, the names of new members 
joining the Church recited, and an invitation to the Communion 
given in the following, or like words : 

After the Offertory has been made, an oppor- 
tunity is given for those who wish to retire : 
but it should be understood that this Table of 
the Lord is open to all our fellow Christians ; 
and, although none should draw near to these 
sacred mysteries impenitent or wilfully un- 
believing, in the Name of our Lord Jesus 
Christ,we affectionately invite all who are sin- 
cerely seeking him, and who are wearied of 
their sin and doubt, to come to the Lord's Table, 
in the assurance that he who is the Saviour 
from all sin and the Light of the world will in 
no wise cast them out. 

[HYMN] 

[THE BIDDING PRAYER] 

H Before the Preacher begins the Address, he may call the 
people to prayer, saying. You are bidden to pray for, and 
then enumerate the subjects, general and special, concluding 
with a short prayer. 

[THE ADDRESS] 

THE OFFERTORY 

H The Offerings of the Congregation shall now be collected, the 
Celebrant meanwhile preparing the elements, [saying silently 
the following prayers, if he so prefer /] 

[At the Offering of the Bread.] 

Receive, O holy Father, almighty God, this bread, 
which I, thine unworthy servant, do offer unto thee, 
the living and true God, bfeseeching thee that, by the 
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sending down upon it of thy Spirit and Word, it may 
become an acceptable offering for mine own count- 
less sins, transgressions, and failings, and for all here 
present ; as also for all faithful Christians, living and 
dead ; that it may avail both me and them for salvation 
unto eternal life. Amen. 

[At the Mixing of the Chalice.] 

O God, who didst wonderfully constitute the dignity 
of human nature, and still more wonderfully redeem 
it ; grant that, through the mystical union of this 
water and wine, we may become partakers of his Di- 
vinity, who vouchsafed to become partaker of our 
humanity; even Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. 
Amen. 

[At the Offering of the Chalice.] 

We offer unto thee, O Lord, this chalice, beseeching 
thee, in thy mercy, that thou who makest holy Avilt 
cause it to ascend as a sweet savour before thy divine 
Majesty, for our salvation, and for that of the whole 
world. Amen. 

H When the Offerings are brought to the Table, the Congregation 
may rise and remain standing during the recital of the 
following ver sides : 

Celebrant. Offer unto God the sacrifice of 
thanksgiving : 

Congregation. And pay thy vows unto the most 
High. 

Celebrant. In every place let incense and a pure 
oblation be offered : 

Congregation. Unto thy Name, O Lord of hosts. 

Celebrant. I will wash my hands in innocency : 

Congregation. So will I compass thine altar, O 
Lord. 

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Celebrant. Let us pray. 
THE OFFERTORY PRAYER 

MOST high and holy God, we humbly beseech 
thee to accept these our [alms and] oblations, 
which we offer unto thy divine Goodness, together 
with this the sacrifice' of our thanksgiving and the 
incense of our prayers. And here we would present 
ourselves, though unworthy, body, soul, and spirit 
unto thee ; beseeching thee to make us verymembers 
incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, so that, 
in communion with thy whole Church, militant on 
earth, triumphant in heaven, and after the pattern 
of the one perfect oblation of Jesus Christ upon the 
cross, we may make a pure offering unto thy Name ; 
pleading the perpetual sacrifice of our risen and 
ascended Lord, {on behalf of the 
•F Or here shall be hastening of thy kingdom on the 
TnZHin%?':hSl t-^'h;) and praying that as this 
the Celebration is bread was once scattered on the 
made. mountams, and is here gathered 

into one, so thy Church may be 
gathered out of every nation, kindred and tongue, 
and made one living, holy. Catholic Church ; and, 
as this wine was gathered from the fruit of the vine, 
so all thy people may abide as branches of that 
holy Vine, made known to us in thy Son Jesus 
Christ, and bring forth fruit unto eternal life ; for 
his most worthy sake. Amen. 

[THE COMMUNION HYMN] 

IT [The Congregation still standing] the Celebrant shall say. 

The Lord be with you. 
Congregation. And with thy spirit. 
Celebrant. Let us pray. 

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The Collect poh the Day (pages lu i66.) 
IF Followed by any Special Prayer, and then by 

THE COMMUNION COLLECT 

A LMIGHT Y God, unto whom all hearts be open, 
jTV all desires known, and from whom no secrets 
are hid ; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the 
mspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfect- 
ly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name ; 
through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE SURSUM CORDA 

Celebrant. Lift up your hearts. 

Congregation. We lift them up unto the Lord. 

Celebrant. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God. 

Congregation. It is meet and right so to do. 

Celebrant. It is very meet, right, and our bounden 
duty, that we should at all times and in all places, give 
thanks unto thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, 
Lverlasting God. 

^ Here shall follow the proper Preface, if it be a Special Season, 
(pages 135-137) 

THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, 
and with all the company of heaven, we laud 
and magnify thy glorious Name ; evermore praising 
thee, and saying : 

THE SANCTUS 
U Said or sung by all. 

HOLY, holy, holy. Lord God of hosts, heaven 
and earth are full of thy glory: glory be to thee, 
O Lord most High. Amen. 
^ Here the Celebrant may say, 

[THE ORATE FRATRES] 
Celebrant. Brethren, pray that this your sacrifice 
and mine may be acceptable to God the Father 
Almighty. 



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11 And the Deacon may respond, 

May the Lord receive this sacrifice at thy hands, 
to the praise and glory of his Name, to our benefit, 
and to that of all his holy Church. 

IT Then shall the bread and wine be reverently uncovered, and 
the Celebrant shall say, or the Choir shall sing, 

THE BENED ICTUS QUI VENIT 

BLESSED is he that cometh in the Name of the 
Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 

THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER 

IT Here the Celebrant shall pray as follows, or in like words. 

HOLY Father, we bless thy Name for the Word 
who was with thee in the beginning ; through 
whom all things \yere made, from whom all life 
derives, whose life is the light of men. We give thee 
thanks that he was in the world when the world 
knew him not, that the light shineth in the dark- 
ness and lighteth every man coming into the world. 
We bless thee for the law given through Moses, 
and for the word that came through the prophets ; 
but, most of all, for the Word who became flesh and 
dwelt among us, so that we beheld the glory of the 
Only Begotten, full of grace and truth. 

And now, as in accordance with his holy institu- 
tion, we commemorate his last supper with his 
disciples, and his offeringof himself in the sacrifice of 
the cross, we humbly beseech thee to send down thy 
Holy Spirit and sanctify these creatures of bread and 
wine, which now we consecrate to their sacred use ; 
that they may become unto us the most blessed 
Body and Blood of thy dear Son Jesus Christ our 
Lord : 

Who, in the night in which he was betrayed, took 

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bread ; and when he had given thanks, he brake it, 
saying, Take, eat, 

Ubis is /IIM? Bo6^ wbicb is brof?en tor ^ou : 

this do in remembrance of me. 

After the same manner also he took the cup, and 
gave thanks, saying, Drink ye all of it ; for 

TLbiB is /Ilip Bloot) Of tbc iRew Covenant wbicb 
is sbet) tor nianip unto remission ot sins : 

this do, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 
SILENT ADORATION 
[THE PRAYER OF OBLATION] 

WHEREFORE, haying in remembrance his 
blessed passion, his wondrous resurrection, 
and his glorious ascension into the heavens, we thy 
servants, together with all thy people, offer unto 
thy most excellent Majesty, of thine own gifts, this 
pure, holy and spotless sacrifice, the Bread of eternal 
life, and the Gup of everlasting salvation ; giving 
thanks that thou hast counted us worthy to stand 
before thee ; and praying that thou wilt accept this 
sacrifice, and cause it to be borne to the heavenly 
altar, in the sight of thine awful Majesty ; that so 
many of us as shall here receive the most holy Body 
and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ may be fulfilled 
with all heavenly benediction and grace ; granting 
unto us, who trust in the multitude of thy mercies, 
some part and fellowship with all thy saints, not 
weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences ; 
through Christ our Lord ; through whom, and with 
whom, and in whom, unto thee, O Father Almighty, 
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, be all honour and 
glory, world without end. Amen. 

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THE LORD'S PRAYER 

[As our Saviour Christ hath taught us, we are bold to 

say :] 

1 Said or sung by all. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy 
Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, 
in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our 
daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we 
forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us 
not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : for 
thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for 
ever and ever. Amen. 

H Here the Celebrant may say, or the Choir may sing, 
[THE AGNUS DEI] 

OLAMB of God, that takest away the sins of the 
world, have mercy upon us. 
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the 
world, have mercy upon us. 

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the 
world, grant us thy peace. 

1 Or, at a Requiem, instead of, have mercy upon us, there 
is said or sung, give them, rest, the third time adding, 
eternal. 

THE COMMUNION 

(I) 
IT Where it is the custom to distribute the elements, this may be 
done here, or during the singing of the Agnus Dei. When all 
are served, the Celebrant may say, 

[THE PRAYER OF HUMBLE ACCESS] 

WE do not presume to come to this thy Table, 
O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteous- 
ness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We 
are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs 
under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord, whose 

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property is always to have mercy : grant us there- 
fore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear 
Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our 
sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and 
our souls washed through his most precious blood, 
and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in 
us. Amen. 

If And then, where it is the custom for all to partake together, 
the Communicants may follow the Celebrant in partaking of 
the Bread, at the words, The Communion of the Body 
of Christ ; and of the Cup, at the words. The Communion 
of the Blood of Christ. 



(II) 

IF Where it is the custom for the Communicants to come to the 
Holy Table, the Celebrant may first say aloud the Prayer 
of Humble Access, and then should himself receive the Commu- 
nion, saying. 

Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter 

under my roof; speak but the word, and my soul shall 

be healed. 

The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul 

unto everlasting life. 

What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits 

toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and 

call upon the Name of the Lord. 

The Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul 

imto everlasting life. 

IF Then he may invite the Communicants to the Holy Table, 

saying : 

YE that do truly and earnestly repent you of your 
sins, and are in love and charity with your neigh- 
bours, and intend to lead a new life, following the 
commandments of God, and walking from hence- 
forth in his holy ways ; draw near with faith, and 
take this holy Sacrament to your comfort. 

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Or this, 

COME ye people ; the holy and immortal and 
undefiled mystery is celebrated ; approach with 
faith and fear; with hands cleansed by penitence 
partake of the gift ; for the Lamb of God is set forth 
as a sacrifice for us. 

Or this, 

Holy things for the holy. 

% Then shall he deliver the Sacrament to them with these words: 

The Communion of the Body of Christ. 

The Communion of the Blood of Christ. 

Or, 

The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve 
thy soul unto everlasting life. 

The Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve 
thy soul unto everlasting life. 

IT Then shall follow, 
THE COMMEMORATION OF THE LIVING, 
THE SAINTS. AND THE DEPARTED. 

^ Concluding with 
THE POST COMMUNION PRAYER 

{pages 137-140) 

IT And then may be said or sung, 
[THE NUNC DIMITTIS] 

LORD, now lettest thou thy servant de | part in | 
^ peace : ac ] cording | to thy | word. 
For mine 1 eyes have | seen : thy | — sal | va | tion. 
Which thou I hast pre I pared : before the | face 
of I all I people ; 

To be a light to | lighten the | Gentiles : and to be 
the glory | of thy j people | Israel. 
Gloria. 

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THE BENEDICTION 

THE peace of God, which passeth all understand- 
ing, keep your hearts and rninds in the know- 
ledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ 
our Lord : and the blessing of God Almighty, the 
Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst 
you and remain with you always. Amen. 

Or this, 
Now unto him that is able to keep you from fall- 
ing, and to present you faultless before the presence 
of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only God our 
Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory 
and majesty, dominion and power, both now and 
for evermore. Amen. 

Or this, 

It is finished : depart in peace. 

PROPER PREFACES 

Upon Christmas Day, and seven days after. 

BECAUSE thou didst give Jesus Christ thine only 
Son to be born as at this time for us, that by 
taking flesh of our humanity he might make us 
partakers of the Divine glory. 

Upon the Feast of Epiphany, and seven days after. 

BECAUSE, when thine Only Begotten appeared 
in substance of our mortality, he restored us by 
the new light of his immortality. 

In Lent, until Passion Sunday. 

BECAUSE, by the example of thine only Son 
our blessed Lord, thou hast taught us to fast 
to the world, and to watch and pray against temp- 
tation. 

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In Passion-Tide. 
EGAUSE thou hast loosed us from our sins by 



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the Passion of our Lord, and hast given us the 
holy Gross for a sign of faith and victory. 

Upon Easter-day, and seven days after, and on all Sun- 
days until the Ascension. 

BUT chiefly are we bound to praise thee for the 
glorious Resurrection of thy Son Jesus Ghrist 
our Lord, who by his death hath destroyed death, 
and by his rising to life again hath restored to us 
everlasting life. 

Upon Ascension-day, and seven days after. 

THROUGH thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus 
Ghrist our Lord; who ascended into heaven 
to prepare a place for us ; that where he is, thither 
we might also ascend, and reign with him in glory. 

Upon Whit-Sunday, and six days after. 

THROUGH Jesus Ghrist our Lord : according 
to whose most true promise, the Holy Ghost 
came down as at this time from heaven as a mighty 
rushing wind and in tongues of fire ; whereby we 
have been brought out of darkness into the clear 
light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Son 
Jesus Ghrist. 

Upon the Feast of Trinity. 
T T 7'HO, with thine only-begotten Son, and the 
VVHoly Ghost, art one God, in Trinity of Persons 
and in Unity of Substance. 

Upon the Feast of Corpus Christi. 

WHO, in this wonderful sacrament, hast given us 
the Flesh and Blood of thy dear Son, that we 
might have life in ourselves, and ever abide in him 
and he in us. 

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Upon the Annunciation. 

BECAUSE, by the overshadowing of the Holy 
Ghost, the ever-blessed and glorious Virgin 
Mary did conceive thine only-begotten Son, Jesus 
Christ our Lord. 

Upon Feasts of Apostles and Evangelists. 

THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord, who did 
vouchsafe to choose thy servant. Saint A^., to 
be of the company of the Apostles, {or, to be an 
Evangelist,) that thy flock might be protected and 
thy sheep be fed. 

Upon All Saints' Day. 

WHO, in the communion of thy saints, hast 
compassed us about with a great cloud of 
witnesses, that, being helped by their example and 
aided by their prayers, we may fight the good fight 
of faith, and with them receive the crown of glory 
that fadeth not away. 

POST COMMUNION PRAYERS FOR SPECIAL 
CELEBRATIONS 

For the Union of the Church. 

OLORD, we beseech thee, that, as this Holy 
Communion foreshows the union of all thy 
faithful people in thee, so it may avail for the 
reunion of thy whole Church ; through our Lord 
Jesus Christ. Amen. 

For the Peace of the Church. 

OLORD Jesus Christ, who didst say to thine 
apostles, Peace I leave with you, my peace 
I give unto you ; regard not our sins, but the faith 
of thy Church, and vouchsafe to grant unto her 
peace and unity according to thy will : who livest 
and reignest God for evermore. Amen. 

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For Peace. 

O CHRIST, the Son of God, who by thy Cross 
hast reconciled all things which are in heaven 
and earth ; we beseech thee to send down thy 
peace, that enmity may cease, and all mankind be 
united in one body unto thee. Amen. 

In any Trouble. 

OGOD, the Refuge of the poor, the Hope of the 
humble, the Salvation of the needy ; mercifully 
hear the supplications of thy people, that they who 
have known thy chastisements may be healed by 
thy consolations ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

For a Thanksgiving. 

OGOD, who dost not suffer those who hope in 
thee to be afflicted beyond measure, but lendest 
a pitying ear to their prayers ; we give thee hearty 
thanks for the answer vouchsafed to our petitions, 
humbly beseeching thee that, by this Sacrament 
which we have received, we may be delivered from 
all adversities ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

For a Traveller. 

OGOD, who art our Guide unto life and the 
Protector of those who trust in thee ; we 
beseech thee to send the Angel of thy Presence to 
go with this thy servant now departing from us, to 
preserve him in all dangers, to bring hitn to the 
haven where he would be, and to grant him rest in 
thee ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

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For the Sick. 

LORD, holy Father, we beseech thee in 



faith that our brother, strengthened by the 
Communion of the Body and Blood of our Lord 
Jesus Christ, may receive thy gift of health, both of 
body and soul ; through the same Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

The Marriage Eucharist. 

WE beseech thee, almighty God, to accompany 
the institutions of thy providence with thy 
gracious favour ; that thou mayest keep in lasting 
peace those whom thou hast joined in loving union ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

In Commemoration of the Saints. 

AND here we do give unto thee most high praise 
J~\ and hearty thanks for the wonderful grace 
and virtue declared in all thy saints from the 
beginning of the world ; and particularly in the 
glorious and ever-blessed Virgin Mary, mother of 
thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and our God ; and 
in the holy patriarchs, prophets, apostles, martyrs, 
and confessors ; 

(Here may be named those whom it is desired 
specially to commemorate.) 

most humbly beseeching thee to give us grace to 
follow the example of their steadfastness in thy 
faith, and obedience to thy holy commandments ; 
that, at the resurrection of the dead, we and all 
they which are of the mystical body of thy Son may 
hear his most joyful voice. Come, ye blessed of my 
Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from 
the foundation of the world. Grant this, O Father, 
for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator and 
Advocate. Amen. 

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For the Faithful Departed {General). 

GOD, the Salvation of believers, the Hope 



and Resurrection of the dead, who refusest not 
pardon to sinners ; we humbly commend unto 
thee the souls of all thy faithful servants departed ; 
and, if any stain of sin hath defiled them, be pleased 
in thy wonted mercy to wash it away; through 
the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ. Amen. 

For the Faithful Departed {Special). 

ALMIGHTY, eternal God, to whom is never 
jTV any prayer made without hope of mercy ; be 
merciful to thy servant A^., departed from this 
world in the confession of thy Name, that he may 
be associate to the company of thy saints ; through 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

GENERAL POST COMMUNION PRAYER 

GRANT, O Lord, that the ears which have 
heard the voice of thy songs may be closed to 
the voice of clamour and dispute ; that the eyes 
which have seen thy great love may also behold 
thy blessed hope ; that the tongues which have 
sung the sanctus may speak the truth ; that the 
feet which have walked thy courts may walk in 
the region of light ; and that the bodies which have 
tasted thy living Body may be restored in newness 
of life. Glory be to thee for thine unspeakable 
gift. Amen. 



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PROPER COLLECTS OF THE SEASON 

FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT 

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may 
jLV. cast away the works of darkness, and put upon 
us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal 
life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us 
in great humility ; that in the last day, when he 
shall come again in his glorious Majesty to judge 
both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the 
life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth 
with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen. 

SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT 

O CHRIST our God, who wilt come to judge 
the world in the Manhood which thou hast 
assumed ; we pray thee to sanctify us wholly, that 
in the day of thy coming our whole spirit, soul, and 
body, may so revive to new life in thee, that we may 
live and reign with thee for ever. Amen. 

THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT- 

OLORD Jesus Christ, who at thy first coming 
didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way 
before thee ; grant that the ministers and stewards 
of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make 
ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobe- 
dient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second 
coming to judge the world we may be found an 
acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and 
reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever 
one God, world without end. Amen. 

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FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT 

OLORD, raise up, we pray thee, thy power, and 
come among us, and with great might succour 
us ; that whereas, through our sins and wicked- 
ness, we are sore let and hindered in running the 
race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace and 
mercy may speedily help and deliver us ; through 
the satisfaction of thy Son our Lord, to whom with 
thee and the Holy Ghost be honour and glory, 
world without end. Amen. 

CHRISTMAS EVE 

OGOD, who hast made this most sacred night 
to shine with the illumination of the True 
Light ; grant, we beseech thee, that, as we have 
known the mystery of that Light upon earth, we 
may also perfectly enjoy it in heaven ; through the 
same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

CHRISTMAS DAY 

MERCIFUL and most loving God, by whose 
will and bountiful gift Jesus Christ our Lord 
humbled himself that he might exalt mankind ; and 
became flesh that he might restore in us the lost 
celestial image ; and was born of the Virgin that he 
might uplift the lowly ; grant unto us the inheritance 
of the meek, perfect us in thy likeness, and bring 
us at last to rejoice in beholding thy beauty, and, 
with all thy saints, to glorify thy grace, who hast 
given thine only-begotten Son to be the Saviour of 
the world. Amen. 

SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS DAY 

(If falling in the old year.) 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast 
i. willed that on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, thy Son, should depend the beginning and 

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the completion of all religion ; grant us, we beseech 
thee, to have our portion in him, on whom is built 
the whole salvation of mankind ; who reigneth 
with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever- 
more. Amen. 

NEW YEAR'S DAY 

ETERNAL God, who makest all things new, 
and abidest for ever the same ; grant us to 
commence this year in thy faith, and to continue it 
in thy favour ; that, being guided in all our doings, 
and guarded all our days, we may spend our lives 
in thy service, and finally, by thy grace, attain the 
glory of everlasting life ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS 
(On the Sunday which may fall on any of the days Jan. 2-5, 
or, failing such, on Jan. 2nd, the Feast of the Holy Name of 
Jesus is kept.) 

OGOD, who hast made the most glorious Name 
of our Lord Jesus Christ, thine only-begotten 
Son, to be exceeding precious and supremely love- 
able to thy faithful servants, and a protection 
against all evil ; mercifully grant that all who 
devoutly venerate this Name of Jesus on earth, 
may in this life receive the sweetness of holy 
comfort, and in the life to come attain the joy of 
great gladness and never ending praise ; through 
the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE EPIPHANY 
(January 6.) 

OGOp, who by the leading of a star didst 
manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles ; 
mercifully grant, that we, which know thee now 
by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy 
glorious Godhead ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

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FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY 

LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive 
the prayers of thy people which call upon thee ; 
and grant that they may both perceive and know 
what things they ought to do, and also may have 
grace and power faithfully to fulfil the same ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who dost 
l\ govern all things in heaven and earth ; merci- 
fully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant 
us thy peace all the days of our life ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, mercifully 
^ look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers 
and necessities stretch forth thy right hand to help 
and defend us ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY 

OGOD, who knowest us to be set in the midst 
of so many and great dangers, that by reason 
of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand 
upright ; grant to us such strength and protection, 
as may support us in all dangers, and carry us 
through all temptations ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY 

OLORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church 
and household continually in thy true religion ; 
that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy 
heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy 
mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
A men. 

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SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY 

MERCIFUL Lord, the Comforter and Teacher 
of thy faithful people ; increase in thy Church 
the desires which thou hast given, and confirm the 
hearts of those who hope in thee, by enabling them 
to understand the depth of thy promises ; that thy 
children may even now behold with the eyes of faith, 
and patiently wait for, the light which as yet thou 
dost not openly manifest ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

SEPTUAGESIMA 

WE beseech thee, O Lord, in thy forgiving love, 
turn away what we deserve for our sins, nor 
let our offences prevail before thee, but let thy 
mercy alway rise up to overcome them ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 



SEXAGESIMA 

OLORD God, who seest that we put not our 
trust in any thing that we do ; mercifully grant 
that by thy power we may be defended against all 
adversity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 



QUINQUAGESIMA 

OLORD, who hast taught us that all our doings 
without charity are nothing worth ; send thy 
Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts that most 
excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace 
and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth 
is counted dead before thee : grant this for thine 
only Son Jesus Christ's sake. Amen. 

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ASH WEDNESDAY 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest 
J~\ nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive 
the sins of all them that are penitent ; create and 
make in us new and contrite hearts, that we 
worthily lamenting our sins, may obtain of thee, 
the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgive- 
ness ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT 

OGOD, who by thy Word dost marvellously 
work out the reconciliation of mankind ; grant, 
we beseech thee, that, following the example of our 
blessed Lord, and observing such a fast as thou dost 
choose, we may both be subjected to thee with all 
our hearts, and united to each other in holy charity ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT 

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no 
L power of ourselves to help ourselves ; keep us 
both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our 
souls ; that we may be defended from all adversities 
which may happen to the body, and cleansed from 
all evil thoughts which may hurt the soul ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT 

WE beseech thee. Almighty God, look upon the 
hearty desires of thy humble servants, and 
stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be 
our defence against all our enemies ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

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FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT 

OGOD, beneath whose eye every heart 
trembles, and all consciences are afraid ; be 
merciful to all who groan under the bondage of 
their sin, and shew thy grace to those who are 
burdened with the memory of their offences ; that, 
as not one of us is free from fault, so not one may 
be shut out from pardon ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT 

OGOD, who purifiest the hearts of those who 
confess their sins unto thee, and absolvest the 
conscience from all bonds of iniquity ; give pardon 
to the guilty, and vouchsafe healing to the wounded, 
that they may receive remission of all their sins, 
persevere henceforward in sincere devotiouo and 
attain everlasting redemption ; through our only 
Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. 

SUNDAY BEFORE EASTER 
A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy 
l\. tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy 
Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him 
our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that 
all mankind should follow the example of his great 
humility ; mercifully grant, that we may both follow 
the example of his patience, and also be made par- 
takers of his resurrection ; through the same Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK 

GRANT, we beseech thee. Almighty God, that 
we who in so many occasions of adversity, by 
reason of our frailty, are found wanting, may yet, 
through the passion and intercession of thine only- 
begotten Son, be continually refreshed ; who liveth 
and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy 
Ghost, world without end. Amen. 

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TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK 

ALMIGHTY, everlasting God, grant us so per- 
Ijl fectly to follow the passion of our Lord, that 
we may obtain the help and pardon of his all- 
sufficient grace ; through him who liveth and 
reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, 
world without end. Ametic. 

WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK 

GRANT, we beseech thee. Almighty God, that 
we, who are continually made to stumble by 
our weakness and are ofttimes overthrown by 
temptation, may be strengthened by the suffering 
of our Lord, and by his passion be set free from the 
bondage of our sins ; through him who liveth and 
reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, 
world without end. Amen. 



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THURSDAY IN HOLY WEEK 

GOD, who by the example of thy Son our 
Saviour Jesus Christ hast taught us the greatness 
of true humility, and dost call us to watch with him 
in his passion ; give us grace to serve one another 
in all lowliness, and to enter into the fellowship of 
his sufferings ; who liveth and reigneth with thee 
and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. 
Amen. 

GOOD FRIDAY 

ALMIGHTY God, we beseech thee graciously 
Xjl to behold this thy family, for which our Lord 
Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and 
given up into the hands of wicked men, and to 
suffer death upon the cross, who now liveth and 
reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one 
God, world without end. Amen. 

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HOLY SATURDAY 

GRANT, O Lord, that as we are baptized into 
the death of thy blessed Son our Saviour Jesus 
Christ, so by continual mortifying our corrupt 
affections we may be buried with him ; and that 
through the grave, and gate of death, we may pass 
to our joyful resurrection ; for his merits, who died, 
and was buried, and rose again for us, thy Son Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

EASTER DAY 

/VLMIGHTY God, who through thine only- 
X\. begotten Son hast overcome death, and opened 
unto us the gate of everlasting life ; grant us, we 
beseech thee, that we who celebrate the solemnities 
of our Lord's resurrection, may by the renewing 
of thy Spirit arise from the death of the soul ; 
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Ame?!. 

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER 

ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given thine only 
^ Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for 
our justification ; grant us so to put away the leaven 
of malice and wickedness, that we may alway 
serve thee in pureness of living and truth ; through 
the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER 

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given thine only 
J~\ Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and 
also an example of godly life ; give us grace that we 
may always most thankfully receive that his ines- 
timable benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves 
to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life ; 
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

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THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER 

A LMIGHTY God, who shewest to them that be 
^/~V in error the light of thy truth, to the intent 
that they may return into the way of righteousness ; 
grant unto all them that are admitted into the fellow- 
ship of Christ's Religion, that they may eschew 
those things that are contrary to their profession, 
and follow all such things as are agreeable to the 
same ; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER 

O ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the 
unruly wills and affections of sinful men ; grant 
unto thy people, that they may love the thing which 
thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost 
promise ; that so, among the sundry and manifold 
changes of the world, our hearts may surely there 
be fixed, where true joys are to be found ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen, 

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER 

OLORD, from whom all good things do come ; 
grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy 
holy inspiration we may think those things that be 
good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the 
same ; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

ASCENSION DAY 

GRANT, we beseech thee, almighty God, that 
like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son 
our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the 
heavens ; so we may also in heart and mind thither 
ascend, and with him continually dwell, who liveth 
and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one 
God, world without end. Amen. 

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SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION 

OKING of glory, Lord of hosts, who with great 
triumph hast ascended far above all heavens ; 
we beseech thee, leave us not comfortless, but 
send upon us the promise of the Father, the Spirit 
of truth, to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same 
place whither thou hast gone before ; who livest and 
reignest with the Father in the unity of the same 
Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen. 

EVE OF PENTECOST 

OGOD, who dost sanctify thy universal Church 
in every race and nation ; shed abroad through- 
out the whole world the gift of the Holy Spirit ; 
that the work wrought by his power at the first 
preaching of the Gospel may now be extended 
among all believing hearts ; through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 

PENTECOST 

GOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts 
of thy faithful people, by the sending to them 
the light of thy Holy Spirit ; grant us by the 
same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things, 
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort ; through 
the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth 
and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same' 
Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen. 

TRINITY SUNDAY 
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast 
jcV granted to thy servants , in the confession of 
the true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the 
eternal Trinity, and, in the power of the Majesty, 
to adore the Unity ; we beseech thee, that, by the 
steadfastness of this faith, we may ever be defended 
from all things contrary to the same ; who livest 
and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen. 

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CORPUS CHRISTI 

(Thursday after Trinity Sunday.) 

LORD, who under a wonderful sacrament 
hast left us a memorial of thy passion ; grant 
us, we beseech thee, so to reverence the sacred 
mysteries of thy Body and Blood, that we may 
continually feel within us the fruit of thy redemp- 
tion ; who livest and reignest with the Father in the 
unity of the Spirit, world without end. Amen. 

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

OGOD, the Strength of all them that put their 
trust in thee, mercifully accept our prayers ; 
and because through the weakness of our mortal 
nature we can do no good thing without thee, grant 
us the help of thy grace, that in keeping of thy 
commandments we may please thee, both in will 
and deed ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

OLORD, who never failest to help and govern 
them whom thou dost bring up in thy steadfast 
fear and love ; keep us, we beseech thee, under the 
protection of thy good providence, and make us to 
have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

OGOD, who hast taught us to keep all thy 
heavenly commandments by loving thee and 
our neighbour; grant us the spirit of peace, and grace, 
that we may be both devoted to thee with our whole 
heart, and united to each other with a pure will ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

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FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

OGOD, the Protector of all that trust in thee, 
without whom nothing is strong, nothing is 
holy ; increase and multiply upon us thy mercy ; 
that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass 
through things temporal, that we finally lose not the 
things eternal : grant this, O heavenly Father, for 
Jesus Christ's sake our Lord. Amen. 

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

GRANT, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the 
course of this world may be peaceably ordered 
by thy governance, and that thy Church may joyfully 
serve thee in all godly quietness ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

OGOD, who hast prepared for them that love 
thee such good things as pass man's under- 
standing ; pour into our hearts such love toward 
thee, that we, loving thee in all, and above all, may 
obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can 
desire ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen, 

SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

10RD of all power and might, who art the author 
-/ and giver of all good things ; graft in our hearts 
the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, 
nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy 
keep us in the same ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

OLORD our God, whose compassion is the first 
cause of our fearing and loving thy Name ; 
mercifully pour thy grace into our hearts, that wc, 
casting away what displeases thee, may be united 
to thee with a perfect v.ill ; through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 

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NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

GRANT to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit 
to think and do always such things as be 
rightful ; that we, who cannot do any thing that is 
good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live 
according to thy will ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

1ET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the 
^ prayers of thy humble servants ; and that they 
may obtain their petitions make them to ask such 
things as shall please thee ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

OGOD, who declarest thy almighty power most 
chiefly in shewing mercy and pity ; mercifully 
grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, 
running the way of thy commandments, may obtain 
thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy 
heavenly treasure ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art always 
lY more ready to hear than we to pray, and 
art wont to give more than either we desire, or 
deserve ; pour down upon us the abundance of thy 
mercy ; forgiving us those things whereof our 
conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things 
which we are not worthy to ask, but through the 
merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our 
Lord. Amen. 

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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

ALMIGHTY and merciful God, of whose only 
^ gift it Cometh that thy faithful people do unto 
thee true and laudable service ; grant, we beseech 
thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in this 
life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly 
promises ; through the merits of Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us 
L the increase of faith, hope, and charity ; and, 
that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, 
make us to love that which thou dost command ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

KEEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church 
with thy perpetual mercy; and, because the 
Irailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us 
ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead 
us to all things profitable to our salvation ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

OLORD, we beseech thcc, let thy continual pity 
cleanse and defend thy Church ; and, because 
it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, 
preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

LORD, we pray thee that thy grace may always 
-/ prevent and follow us, and make us continually 
to be given to all good works ; through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 

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EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 
GOD, the Bestower of peace and the Lover of 



'goodwill ; grant to thy servants to stay their 
minds on thee, and to live in true agreement with 
thy holy will, that they may be delivered from all 
evils that overtake them, and stand fast in all time 
of temptation ; through Jesus Christ our Lord= 
Amen. 

NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

OGOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not 
able to please thee ; mercifully grant, that thy 
Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our 
hearts ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Ametio 

TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

OGOD, who, through the grace of thy Holy 
Spirit, dost pour the gift of love into the hearts 
of thy faithful people ; grant unto us health, both of 
mind and body, that we may love thee with our 
whole strength, and joyfully perform those things 
that please thee ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy 
faithful people pardon and peace, that they may 
be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with 
a quiet mind ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen, 

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

10RD, we beseech thee to keep thy household 
^ the Church in continual godliness ; that through 
thy protection it may be free from all adversities, 
and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to 
the glory of thy Name ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. A men. 

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TWENTY.THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

OGOD, our Refuge and Strength, who art the 
author of all godliness; be ready, we beseech 
thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church ; and 
grant that those things which we ask faithfully we 
may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

TWENTYFOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

OLORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people 
from their offences ; that through thy bountiful 
goodness we rnay all be delivered from the bands of 
those sins, which by our frailty we have committed : 
grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's 
sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen. 

TWENTYFIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

OGOD, who, of thy great love to this world, 
didst reconcile earth to heaven through thine 
only-begotten Son ; grant that we, who by the dark- 
ness of our sins are turned aside from brotherly 
love, may by thy light shed forth in our souls be 
filled with thine own goodness, and love our friends 
in thee, and our enemies for thy sake ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

OGOD, who hast made all those that are born 
again in Christ to be a royal and priestly race ; 
grant us both the will and the power to do what thou 
commandest ; that thy people may have the same 
faith in their hearts and the same godliness in their 
life ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

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SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE ADVENT 

OGOD, whose blessed Son was manifested that 
he might destroy the works of the devil, and 
make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life ; 
grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, 
we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure ; that, 
when he shall appear again with power and great 
glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal 
and glorious kingdom ; where with thee, O Father, 
and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth, 
ever one God, world without end. Amen. 

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PROPER COLLECTS OF THE SAINTS 

SAINT ANDREW 

{November 30.) 

ALMIGHTY God, who didst give such grace 
l\ unto thy holy Apostle Saint Andrew, that he 
readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, 
and followed him without delay ; grant unto us all, 
that we, being called by thy holy Word, may forth- 
with give up ourselves obediently to fulfil thy holy 
commandments ; through the same Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 

SAINT THOMAS 
(December 21.) 
ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who for the 
JTL more confirmation of the faith didst suffer thy 
holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in thy Son's 
resurrection ; grant us so perfectly, and without all 
doubt, to believe in thy Son Jesus Christ, that our 
faith in thy sight may never be reproved. Hear us, 
O Lord, through the same Jesus Christ, to whom, 
with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and 
glory, now and for evermore. Amen. 

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SAINT STEPHEN 

(December 26. j 

GRANT, O Lord, that, in all our sufferings here 
upon earth for the testimony of thy truth, we 
maysteadfastiylook upto heaven, andbyfaith behold 
the glory that shall be revealed ; and, being filled 
with the Holy Ghost, may learn to love and bless 
our persecutors by the example of thy first Martyr 
Saint Stephen, who prayed for his murderers to 
thee, O blessed Jesus, who standest at the right hand 
of God to succour all those that suffer for thee, our 
only Mediator and Advocate. Amen. 

SAINT JOHN 

{December 27.) 

MERCIFUL Lord, we beseech thee to cast thy 
bright beams of light upon thy Church, that it 
being enlightened by the doctrine of thy blessed 
Apostle and Evangelist Saint John may so walk in 
the light of thy truth, that it may at length attain to 
the light of everlasting life ; through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 

THE HOLY INNOCENTS 

(December 2^.) 

O ALMIGHTY God, who out of the mouth of 
babes and sucklings hast ordained strength ; 
grant that, by the memory of the Holy Inno- 
cents, all young children may be so tenderly 
cherished and wisely protected amongst us, that we, 
receiving the gift of thy little ones in the Name of 
Christ, may truly receive him into our hearts, who 
was the blessed Babe of Bethlehem and thy ever- 
lasting Son ; for his most dear sake. A men. 

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THE COLLECTS 

THE CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL 

[January 25.) 

OGOD, who, through the preaching of the blessed 
Apostle Saint Paul, hast caused the light of the 
Gospel to shine throughout the world; grant, we 
beseech thee, that we, having his wonderful conver- 
sion in remembrance, may shew forth our thankful- 
ness unto thee for the same, by following the holy 
doctrine which he taught ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE 
TEMPLE 

Or Candlemas. 

{February 2.) 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, we humbly 
beseech thy Majesty, that, as thy only-begotten 
Son was presented in the temple in substance of 
our flesh, so we may be presented unto thee with 
pure and clean hearts, by the same thy Son Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 



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SAINT MATTHIAS 

(February 24.) 

ALMIGHTY God, who into the place of the 
_ traitor Judas didst choose thy faithful servant 
Matthias to be of the number of the twelve 
Apostles; grant that thy Church, being alway 
preserved from false Apostles, may be ordered and 
guided by faithful and true pastors ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

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THE ANNUNCIATION 
{March 25.) 

WE beseech thee, O God, pour thy grace into 
our hearts; that, as at the message of an angel 
Mary was overshadowed by the Holy Ghost, and 
became the Mother of the Lord and the most blessed 
among women, so we, believing thy Word, may 
receive Christ to dwell in our hearts, and by our 
life make manifest the mystery of his incarnation ; 
who hath exalted our manhood into the glory of his 
Godhead, even Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

SAINT MARK 

{April 25.) 

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast instructed thy 
holy Church with the heavenly doctrine of 
thy Evangelist Saint Mark ; give us grace, that, not 
being tossed to and fro and carried away with every 
wind of vain doctrine, we may be established in the 
truth of thy holy Gospel ; through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 



SAINT PHILIP AND SAINT JAMES 

{Mayl.) 

O ALMIGHTY God, whom truly to know is 
everlasting life ; grant us perfectly to know thy 
Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the 
life ; that, following the steps of thy holy Apostles, 
Saint Philip and Saint James, we may steadfastly 
walk in the way that leadeth to eternal life ; 
through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

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Or this. 

In Commemoration of 

LABOUR DAY 

[May 1.) 

GOD, the Father of light, who hast taught us 
by the blessed doctrine of Saint James that thou 
hearkenest to the cry of the oppressed, and hast 
chosen the poor to be rich in faith ; grant us grace, 
that, renouncing corruptible riches, we may so order 
all things in righteousness, that the precious fruits 
of the earth may be abundantly obtained by those 
who patiently labour ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

SAINT BARNABAS 
{June 11.) 
LORD God Almighty, who didst endue thy 



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holy Apostle Barnabas with singular gifts of 
the Holy Ghost ; leave us not, we beseech thee, 
destitute of thy manifold gifts, nor yet of grace to 
use them alway to thy honour and glory ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST 

{June 24. ) 

ALMIGHTY God, by whose providence thy 
l\. servant John Baptist was wonderfully born, and 
sent to prepare the way of thy Son our Saviour, by 
preaching of repentance ; make us so to follow his 
doctrine and holy life, that we may truly repent 
according to his preaching; and after his example 
constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and 
patiently suffer for the truth's sake ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

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SAINT PETER 

{June 29.) 

O ALMIGHTY God, who by thy Son Jesus 
Christ didst give to thy Apostle Saint Peter 
many excellent gifts, andcommandedst him earnestly 
to feed thy flock ; make, we beseech thee, all Bishops 
and Pastors diligently to preach thy holy Word, and 
the people obediently to follow the same, that they 
may receive the crown of everlasting glory ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

SAINT MARY MAGDALENE 

{July 22,) 

MERCIFUL and gracious God, who didst deign 
to make Mary Magdalene the first witness and 
herald of the glorious resurrection of thy Son ; 
grant unto those who have fallen into the torment 
and captivity of sin to hear that wondrous voice of 
Jesus, which is able to subdue and cast out all evil 
passions ; that there may be none without hope of 
mercy, or beyond help of grace ; through the same 
Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen. 



SAINT JAMES 

Unly2l.) 

GRANT, O merciful God, that as thine holy 
Apostle Saint James, leaving his father and all 
that he had, without delay was obedient unto 
the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed 
him ; so we, forsaking all worldly and carnal affec- 
tions, may be evermore ready to follow thy holy 
commandments; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

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THE TRANSFIGURATION 

{August 6.) 

OGOD, who in the glorious transfiguration of thy 
only-begotten Son hast confirmed the mysteries 
of the faith by the testimony of the Fathers, and 
who, in the voice that came from the bright cloud, 
didst in a wonderful manner foreshew the adoption of 
sons; mercifully vouchsafe to make us here joint- 
heirs with the King of glory, and hereafter partakers 
of that same glory ; through the same Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 

SAINT BARTHOLOMEW 
(August 24.) 

O ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who didst 
give to thine Apostle Bartholomew grace truly 
to believe and to preach thy Word ; grant, we be- 
seech thee, unto thy Church, to love that Word 
which he believed, and both to preach and receive 
the same ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 
SAINT MATTHEW 
(September 21.) 

O ALMIGHTY God, who by thy blessed Son 
didst call Matthew from the receipt of custom 
to be an Apostle and Evangelist; grant us grace to 
forsake all covetous desires, and inordinate love of 
riches, and to follow the same thy Son Jesus Christ, 
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy 
Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen. 

SAINT MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS 
{September 29.) 

O EVERLASTING God, who hast ordained and 
constituted the services of Angels and men in 
a wonderful order ; mercifully grant, that as thy 
holy Angels alway do thee service in heaven, so by 
thy appointment they may succour and defend 
us on earth ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. A men. 

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SAINT LUKE 

{October 18.) 

ALMIGHTY God, who calledst Luke the 
jt\ Physician, whose praise is in the Gospel, to be 
an Evangelist, and Physician of the soul ; may it 
please thee, that, by the wholesome medicines of 
the doctrine delivered by him, all the diseases of 
our souls may be healed ; through the merits of thy 
Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 



SAINT SIMON AND SAINT JUDE 

{October 28.) 

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast built thy Church 
upon the foundation of the Apostles and 
Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head 
corner-stone ; grant us so to be joined together 
in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be 
made an holy temple acceptable unto thee; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 



ALL SAINTS 

{November 1.) 

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together 
thine elect in one communion and fellowship, 
in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord ; 
grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all 
virtuous and godly living, that we may come to 
those unspeakable joys, which thou hast prepared 
for them that unfeignedly love thee ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen, 

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ALL SOULS 

{November 2.) 

ALMIGHTY, everlasting God, to whom no 
l\. prayer is ever made without hope of thy mercy ; 
be gracious to all souls of thy servants now departed 
this life ; that, being loosed from the bonds of sin 
and death, they may, with all thy people, be satisfied 
from thine eternal joys ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

COMMON OF SAINTS 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who dost 
l\. enkindle the flame of love in the hearts of thy 
Saints ; grant to our minds the same faith and power 
of love ; that, as we rejoice in their triumphs, we 
may also follow their good examples ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

COMMON OF MARTYRS 

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who adornest 
l\. the sacred body of thy Church by the confes- 
sions of holy Martyrs ; grant, we pray thee, that 
like them we may glorify thee by our life, and in 
the time of trial prove faithful even unto death ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 



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SPECIAL PRAYERS 
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PRAYERS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS 

When Parliament is in Session. 

MOST gracious God, we humbly beseech thee, 
as for this kingdom in general, so especially 
for the High Court of Parliament, at this time 
assembled : that thou wouldest be pleased to direct 
and prosper all their consultations to the advance- 
ment of thy glory, the good of thy Church, the 
safety, honour and welfare of our Sovereign, and 
his dominions ; that all things may be so ordered 
and settled by their endeavours, tupon the best and 
surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth 
and justice, religion and piety, may be established 
among us for all generations. These and all other 
necessaries, for them, for us, and thy whole Church, 
we humbly beg in the Name and mediation of Jesus 
Christ, our most blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen, 

Under threat of War. 

OGOD, who hast made of one blood all the 
nations of the earth, and hast set the bounds 
of their habitation that they might seek after thee 
and find thee ; mercifully hear our supplications, and 
remove from us the menace of war. Guide the 
rulers with thy counsel and restrain the passions of 
the people, so that bloodshed may be averted and 
peace be preserved. And, by the pouring forth of 
thy Spirit upon all flesh, quicken the sense of our 
common brotherhood, bind the nations into a new 
bond of fellowship, and hasten the time when the 
kingdoms of' this world shall become the kingdom 
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen, 

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SPECIAL PRAYERS 

In time of War. 

O CHRIST, the only Prince of Peace, look down 
upon the humanity thou hast redeemed, now 
broken and bleeding under the dreadful scourge of 
war, and, in remembrance of thy sacred wounds, 
have pity upon us. Still the tumult of the peoplof?, 
take away the vain imaginings that make the nations 
rage so furiously together ; and give to thy Church 
at this time courage to proclaim the gospel of 
forgiveness, and faithfully to maintain the ministry 
of reconciliation committed to her. Remove the 
veil that is upon the face of the peoples, make 
manifest, O Lamb of God, the only sacrifice that 
taketh away the sins of the world, and bring peace 
again through the blood of thy cross ; and unto thee, 
who hast loved us^ and loosed us from our sins, be 
the glory and dommion for ever and ever. Amen. 

Or this. 

O ALMIGHTY God, the Refuge of all them that 
put their trust in thee ; we turn to thee in this 
time of trouble ; direct the course of this world, we 
humbly beseech thee, in accordance with thy holy 
will ; take away whatsoever hinders the nations 
from unity and concord ; prosper all counsels which 
make for the restoration of a rightful peace. And 
this we ask for thy mercy's sake, through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Or this. 

FATHER of mercies and God of all comfort, 
who in all our affliction art afflicted ; look in 
pity upon all who are suffering in this time of strife 
and warfare of nations. Protect the defenceless, 
succour the wounded, receive the dying, and console 
the anxious and bereaved. Turn the hearts of our 
enemies, we beseech thee, and forgive both them 

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and us for our share in the sin that has brought 
this anguish on mankind ; open up to us a way 
of reconciHation and lead us into the path of 
peace ; through Jesus Christ our only Redeemer. 
Amen. 

Or this. 

O ALMIGHTY God, who canst bringgood out of 
evil, and makest even the wrath of man to turn to 
thy praise ; we beseech thee so to order and dispose 
the issue of this war, that we may be brought to a 
lasting peace ; and that the nations may be united in 
a firmer fellowship for the promotion of thy glory 
and the good of all mankind ; through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 

In time of Unrest. 

OGOD, who art the Father of all, and who alone 
makest men to be of one mind ; we beseech 
thee, at this time of strife and unrest, to grant to 
us, by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, a fuller 
realization of our brotherhood, man with man in 
thee ; allay all anger and bitterness, and deepen in us 
a sense of truth and equity in our dealings one with 
another; for the sake of thy Son, our Lord Jesus 
Christ. Amen. 

In time of Peril. 

ANSWER us when we call, O God of righteous- 
Jl\. ness, for from the ends of the earth will we 
cry unto thee when our hearts are overwhelmed. 
Our fathers cried unto thee and were delivered, 
they trusted in thee and were not ashamed. Arise, 
O God, plead thine own cause, and give us help, for 
vain is the help of man. Make bare thy holy arm 
in the eyes of all the nations, and let all the ends of 
the earth see the salvation of our God. Amen. 

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Thanksgiving for Deliverance. 

A LMIGHT Y and everlasting God, who healest us 
Jl\^ by chastening, and preservest us by pardoning ; 
grant unto thy suppliants, that we may both rejoice 
in the comfort of the tranquillity which we desired, 
and also use the gift of thy peace for the eifectual 
amendment of our lives ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

For Fruitful Seasons. 

ALMIGHTY God, Lord of heaven and earth, in 
jt\. whom we live and move and have our being, 
who doest good unto all men, making thy sun to 
rise on the evil and the good, and sending rain 
on the just and the unjust ; favourably behold us, 
thy servants who call upon thy Name, and send us 
thy blessing from heaven, giving us fruitful seasons, 
and satisfying us with food and gladness, that both 
our hearts and lips may be continually filled with thy 
praise, giving thanks to thee in thy holy Church ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

For Harvest Thanksgiving. 

OHE AVENLY Father, which art the Fountain 
and full Treasure of all goodness ; we beseech 
thee to shew thy mercies upon us thy children, and 
sanctify these gifts which we receive of thy merciful 
liberality ; granting us grace to use them soberly and 
purely, according to thy blessed will, so that hereby 
we may acknowledge thee to be the Author and 
Giver of all good things ; and, above all, that we may 
remember continually to seek the spiritual food of 
thy Word, wherewith our souls are nourished ever- 
lastingly ; through our Saviour Christ, who is the 
true Bread of life which came down from heaven, 
of whom whosoever eateth shall live for ever and 
reign with him in glory, world without end. Amen. 

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Before Reading of the Scriptures. 

BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy 
Scriptures to be written for our learning ; grant 
that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, 
learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience, 
and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, 
and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting 
life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus 
Christ, Amen. 

Before any Undertaking. 

PREVENT us, O Lord, in all our doings with 
thy most gracious favour, and further us with 
thy continual help ; that in all our works begun, 
continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy 
holy Name, and finally by thy mercy obtain ever- 
lasting life ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

A Morning Prayer. 

OTHOU who sendest forth the light, createst 
the morning, and makest the sun to rise on the 
good and the evil ; enlighten the blindness of our 
minds with the knowledge of the truth ; lift up 
the light of thy countenance upon us, that in thy 
light we may see light, and, at the last, in the light 
of grace the light of glory. Amen. 

An Evening Prayer. 

OGOD, the eternal Light, the Splendour of the 
stars, the Clearness of the night, the uncom- 
prehended Enlightener of the darkness ; grant us 
to pass this night in security and peace ; and if we 
have this day contracted any stain of sin, do thou, 
the Pitiful and Merciful, forgive ; hear our prayers, 
and grant our requests; through Jesus Christ our 
Saviour. Amen. 

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II 
PRAYERS FOR SPECIAL GRACES 

For Deliverance from Temptation. 

LORD, our Support and our Refuge ; deliver 
us from temptation, give us the defence of thy 
salvation, hold us with thy right hand, teach us by 
thy discipline, and make our way and life undefiled ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

For Fellowship with the Saints. 

GRANT us, O Lord, to rejoice in beholding the 
bliss of thy Jerusalem, and to be carried in her 
bosom with perpetual gladness ; that as she is the 
home of the multitude of the saints, we also may be 
counted worthy to have our portion within her ; 
through thine only-begotten Son, the Prince and 
Saviour of all and the everlasting Comfort of his 
redeemed. Amen. 

For Fervour. 

OGOD, who wast pleased to send on thy disciples 
the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, in the burning 
fire of thy love ; grant to thy people to be fervent in 
the unity of faith ; that evermore abiding in thee, 
they may be found both steadfast in faith and active 
in work ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

For Gladness. 

OGOD, who by the lowliness of thy Son hast 
raised a fallen world ; grant to thy faithful 
peopleperpetual gladness; and as thou hastdelivered 
them from eternal death, so do thou make them 
partakers of everlasting joys ; through the same 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

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For Health. 

OGOD, the Protector of those who put their 
trust in thee ; grant, we beseech thee, that we 
may praise thy Majesty without ceasing ; and that 
we may be able perpetually to serve thee, vouchsafe 
to us healthy soundness of mind and body ; through 
our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

For Heavenly-mindedness. 

GRANT us, O Lord, not to mind earthly things, 
but to love things heavenly ; and even now, 
while we are placed among things that are passing 
away, to cleave to those that shall abide ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

For Humility. 

OGOD, by whose will all things were made, and 
by whose truth they continue in being ; we 
beseech thee to keep us, lest we be cast down from 
our chief happiness by the swellings of pride ; grant 
us ever to ascend by the steps of hurnility, and, 
abasing ourselves under thymighty hand, in due time 
by thee to be exalted ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

For Illumination. 

ILLUMINE our hearts, O loving Master, with 
the pure light of thy divine knowledge, and open 
the eyes of our understanding unto the compre- 
hension of thy teaching. Implant in us the fear of 
thy blessed commandments, so that, treadingdovynall 
that is of the flesh, we may fulfil our spiritual citizen- 
ship, thinking and doing all things that are pleasing 
to thee. For thou art our sanctification and our 
illumination, and to thee we render glory, together 
with the eternal Father and the all-holy and life- 
giving Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. 

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For Joy. 

10 RD, pour into the hearts of thy servants that 
^ joy which the righteous have in thee ; that the 
praise of thee, which becometh well the upright, 
may purge out all unholiness from our minds ; 
through thy mercy. Amen. 

For Peace. 

OGOD, who art Peace everlasting, whose chosen 
reward is the gift of peace, and who hast taught 
us that the peacemakers are thy children ; pour thy 
peace into our souls, that everything discordant may 
utterly vanish and all that makes for peace be loved 
and sought by us always ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

For Progress in Divine Knowledge. 

OTHOU who art the Light of the minds that 
know thee, the Life of the souls that love thee, 
and the Strength of the hearts that serve thee ; 
help us so to know thee, that we may truly love 
thee, so to love thee that we may fully serve thee, 
whom to serve is perfect freedom ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

For Purity. 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, by whom that 
Jl\ begins to be which was not, and that which lay 
hid is made visible ; cleanse away the folly of our 
hearts, and purify us from secret sins ; that we may 
be able to serve thee with a pure mind ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

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For Various Blessings. 

OGOD, who art the unfathomed Abyss of peace, 
and the ineffable Ocean of love, the Fountain 
of blessings, and the Spring of affection ; make us 
children of quietness and heirs of peace ; open to us 
the sea of thy love, water us with the plenteous 
streams of thy grace, and refresh us with the sweet 
springs of thy goodness; enkindle in us thy fire, 
plant in us thy fear, strengthen our weakness by 
thy power, and bind us closely to thee and to each 
other in one firm and enduring bond of umtyo Amen. 

A Prayer that may be said after any of the former. 

OGOD, the Life of the faithful, the Bliss of the 
righteous ; mercifully receive the prayers of thy 
servants; that the souls which thirst tor thy pro-^ 
mises may evermore be filled from thine abundance ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 



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THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM 

U Since it is universally agreed that in case of necessity baptism 
may be administeied in private, by any person, and in any 
place ; and since circumstances of extremity may demand the 
use of the simplest and shortest rite : it should be noted that 
it shall suffice to pour water on the person to be baptized, 
saying, I baptize thee in the Name of the Father, and 
of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost ; care being taken to 
see that the water actually touches the person and that these 
words are exactly used; in order that the practice of the whole 
Church may be preserved unbroken. 

IT Ordinarily, however, the Sacrament should be accompanied 
by prayer, the reading of Scripture, and by instruction, and 
should be administered where there is a Congregation gathered 
together ; therefore it is natural that it should have a service 
of its own, conducted by a Minister in the Lord's House. 

IT Water being in readiness, the Service may proceed as follows : 
, The Minister shall commence by saying either of the following 
prayers ; the first suitably for an Adult, the second for a 
Child. 

Minister. Let us pray. 

OGOD our Saviour, who hast made known thy 
kindness and thy love towards man by the 
appearing of Jesus Christ, and who hast saved 
us, not by works of righteousness which we have 
done, but according to thy mercy ; we rejoice that 
thou hast brought this thy servant to the laver of 
regeneration, that he may be renewed by the Holy 
Ghost. We beseech thee, pour out that same Holy 
Spirit richly upon him, that being justified by grace, 
he may be made an heir according to the hope of 
eternal life ; and, being received into the ark of 
Christ's Church, may so pass the waves of this 
troublesome world, that finally he may come to the 
land of everlasting life, there to reign with thee 
world without end ; through the same Jesus Christ 
our Saviour. Amen. 

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ALMIGHTY and immortal God, the Aid of all 
L that need, the Helper of all that flee to thee 
for succour, the Life of them that believe, and the 
Resurrection of the dead ; we call upon thee for 
this Child, that /(£?, coming to thy holy Baptism, may 
receive remission of his sins by spiritual regenera- 
tion. Receive him, O Lord, as thou hast promised 
by thy well-beloved Son, saying, Ask, and ye shall 
have ; seek, and ye shall find ; knock, and it shall be 
opened unto you : so give now unto us that ask ; 
let us that seek find ; open the gate unto us that 
knock; that this Child may enjoy the everlasting 
benediction of thy heavenly washing, and may 
come to the eternal kingdom which thou hast 
promised by Christ our Lord. Amen. 

IF Then shall Scripture be read. 
In the case of an Adult : John 3. 1-8. 
In the case of a Child: Mark 10. 13-16. 

H Here an address may he given, and then the following or 
other suitable questions may be put to the person about to 
be baptized : 

Do you renounce the vain pomp and glory of the 
world, the lusts of the flesh, and all evil works and 
ways? 

Answer. I renounce them all. 

Do you confess Jesus Christ ? 

Answer. I do. 

Do you sincerely desire to be baptized in the 
Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of 
the Holy Ghost ? 

Answer. I do. 

Do you promise, by the help of the Holy Spirit, 
to love the Lord your God with all your heart, and 

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with all your soul, and with all your mind, and 
with all your strength ; to love your neighbour as 
yourself; to take up the cross and follow Christ; 
and to be a faithful member of his holy Church ? 
Answer. I do. 

1 Or, in the case of a Child, the following questions may be 
put to the parents or sponsors : 

Do you confess Jesus Christ. 

Answer. I do. 

Do you sincerely desire that this Child shall be 
baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the 
Son, and of the Holy Ghost ? 

Answer. I do. 

Do you promise that this Child shall be brought up 
in the Christian faith, be taught the commandments 
of God, and encouraged to renounce all evil, to 
cleave to Christ, and to love and serve his holy , 
Church ? 

Answer. I do. 

Minister. Let us pray. 

OMOST merciful Father, upon whose beloved 
Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, being baptized 
in the waters of Jordan, there came down the Holy 
Ghost ; who also gave commandment to his dis- 
ciples, that they should go and teach all nations, 
baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of 
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost : regard, we 
beseech thee, the supplications of this Congrega- 
tion ; send down the same thy Holy Spirit to assist 
us, and to be present at this our invocation of thy 
holy Name ; sanctify this water to the mystical 
washing away of sin ; and grant that this Child, now 
to be baptized therein, may receive the fulness of thy 

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grace, and ever remain in the number of thy faith- 
ful and elect children ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. A men. 

IT Then shall the Minister dip the Person to he baptized into the 
water, or pour water over his head, calling him by name, and 
saying : 

5 baptise tbee in tbe ifiamc of tbc jfatbcr, au& 
of tbe Son, an& of tbe UdoI^ (3bost. Bmen. 

Then the Minister may make the sign of the Cross on the fore- 
head of the baptized, saying : 

WE receive this Child into the Congregation of 
Christ's flock, and do sign him with the sign 
of the Gross, in token that hereafter he shall not 
be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, 
but manfully fight under his banner, and continue 
Christ's faithful soldier and servant until his life's 
end. Amen. 

Let us pray. 
ALMIGHTY and all-loving Father, who hast 
./\assured us that as many as are led by the Spirit 
of God are sons of God ; we yield thee hearty thanks 
that it hath pleased thee to give unto this thy Child 
the earnest of regeneration, translating him into the 
kingdom of the Son of thy love, and making him a 
partaker of all the benefits of his most holy life and 
passion: grant that he, being engrafted into the 
True Vine, may henceforth be dead unto sin, but 
alive unto righteousness; that he may wear the 
white robe of innocence, and be as a shining light 
in the world ; and after this transitory life be a par- 
taker of the life everlasting ; through the same our 
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. 

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IF Then shall be said by alU 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 
us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : 
for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

THE COLLECT 

OGOD, who restorest human nature to a higher 
than its original dignity, look on the ineffable 
mystery of thy loving-kindness ; and in those whom 
thou hast been pleased to renew by the mysteries 
of regeneration, preserve the gifts of thy perpetual 
grace and blessing ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

THE BENEDICTION 

THE Lord bless you and keep you ; the Lord 
make his face to shine upon you, and be 
gracious unto you ; the Lord lift up his counte- 
nance upon you, and give you peace. Amen. 



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THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY 

IF The persons to be married shall stand together, the Man on 
the right hand of the Woman, and the Woman on the left 
hand of the Man. Then shall the Minister say, 

DEARLY beloved, we are gathered together 
here in the sight of God, and before this con- 
gregation, to join this man and this woman in holy 
Matrimony ; which is an estate, instituted of God 
for the comfort and continuance of mankind, and is 
honourable to all who enter it lawfully and in true 
affection. It was confirmed by Christ's most solemn 
words and blessed and adorned by his presence at the 
marriage feast in Gana of Galilee ; it is set forth by 
the Apostle as signifying the mystical union between 
Christ and his Church ; and it is a sacrament of 
Divine grace to all who are called to it of God and 
rightly use it ; wherefore it ought to be entered upon 
reverently, discreetly, advisedly, and in the fear of 
God. Into which holy estate these two persons come 
now to be joined. Therefore if any one can shew 
just cause why they may not lawfully be joined to- 
gether, let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever 
hold his peace. 

I require and charge you both, that if either of 
you know any impediment, why ye may not be 
lawfully joined together in Matrimony, ye do now 
confess it. 

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IF Then shall the Man repeat after the Minister the following 
declaration : 

* I do solemnly declare that I know not of any 

lawful impediment why I, , may not be joined 

in matrimony to .' 

U And then the Woman likewise: 

* I do solemnly declare that I know not of any 

lawful impediment why I, , may not be joined 

in matrimony to .' 

IT Then shall the persons kneel, and the Minister shall say. 

Let us pray. 

ALMIGHTY God, whose very nature is love, 
Ix. and from whom cometh every good and perfect 
gift ; look with thy favour upon these thy servants 
who desire to make their vows before thee, and to 
seek thy blessing upon the solemn engagement to 
which now they pledge themselves. Send down 
upon them, we beseech thee, thy heavenly benedic- 
tion ; bestow upon them the gift of thy Holy Spirit, 
that he may sanctify their love and be himself the 
unity between them ; keep them ever faithful to 
their holy covenant, and may they live together all 
their days in true love and perfect peace ; through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

IT All standing, the Minister shall say, 

Join your right hands. 

1 Then shall the Man say after him these words : 

' I call upon these persons here present, to witness 

that I, — — , do take thee, to be my lawful 

wedded wife,' for better, for worse, for richer, for 
poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, honour, 
and cherish, till death us do part, according to God's 
holy ordinance ; and thereto I plight thee my troth. 

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IF Then shall the Woman likewise say after the Minister these 

words : 

* I call upon these persons here present, to witness 

that I, , do take thee, to be my lawful 

wedded husband,' for better, for worse, for richer, 
for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, honour, 
and cherish, till death us do part, according to God's 
holy ordinance ; and thereto I plight thee my 
troth. 

IT Then shall they loose their hands, and the ring having been 
laid upon the book, the Minister shall deliver it to the Man, 
who shall place it upon the fourth finger of the Woman'' s left 
hand. The same may be done with another ring given by 
the Woman to the Man. Then the Man {and Woman) may 
say after the Minister, 

I give thee this ring as a token of the loving 
covenant made this day between us : in the Name 
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost. Amen. 

IT Then shall the Minister say, 

' T^ORASMUCH as these persons have consented 
, . together in holy wedlock, and have witnessed 
the same before God and this company, I pronounce 
them to be husband and wife, in the Name of 
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost. Whom God hath joined together, let not 
man put asunder. 

IT The Minister shall then pronounce over them this blessing, 
or it may be sung by the Choir: 

THE Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord 
make his face to shine upon you, and be 
gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his counte- 
nance upon you, and give you peace. Amen. 

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If Then Psalm 67 or 128 (pages27l,i36.) may be said or sung, 
and the following, or some other suitable Scripture, may be read : 

10VE sufFereth long, and is kind ; love envieth 
^ not ; love vaunteth not itself, is not pufted 
up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not 
her own, is not provoked, thinketh no evil ; re- 
joiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth in 
the truth ; beareth all things, believeth all things, 
hopeth all things, endureth all things. Love never 
faileth. 1 Cor. 13. 4-8. 

IF Here the Minister may give an Address; and afterwards a 
Hymn may be sung, and then, all kneeling, the Minister 
shall say. 

Let us pray. 

Lord, have mercy upon us. 
Christ, have mercy upon us. 
Lord, have mercy upon us. 

IF Then shall be said by all, 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead 
us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : 
for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

O Lord, save thy servant, and thy handmaid ; 

Who put their trust in thee. 
O Lord, send them help from thy holy place ; 

And evermore defend them. 
Be unto them a tower of strength ; 

A nd grant them their hearts^ desires. 
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OGOD, who by thy mighty power hast made all 
things visible and invisible ; who after thine 
own image didst create man, male and female, for 
their mutual society, help and comfort ; and in this 
excellent mystery of marriage dost make of twain, 
one flesh ; grant unto these thy servants such love 
and reverence, that by their life they may shew forth 
the spiritual marriage and mystical unity between 
Christ and his Church . Bestow upon them fruitf ul- 
ness, both of body and soul ; give them grace to 
bring up their children in the Christian faith, and 
m all godliness and virtue ; and send upon their home 
the fulness of prosperity, quietness and peace. 
Guide their steps, protect them in all danger, spare 
them to one another in health and happiness through 
many days, and grant them an inheritance in thy 
everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

H If there be no Communion following, the Minister shall now 
say, 

THE COLLECT 

ALMIGHTY Lord, and everlasting God, 
vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, 
and govern, both our hearts and bodies, in the ways 
of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments ; 
that through thy most mighty protection, both here 
and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul ; 
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. 

THE BENEDICTION 

THE blessingof God Almighty, the Father, the 
Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you 
and remain with you always. Amen. 



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o 



THE ORDEK FOR THE BURIAL 

OF THE DEAD 

I 

AT THE HOME, OR IN THE CEMETERY 
CHAPEL 

IT The Service may commence with the following sentences : 
{All standing) 

LORD, make me to know mine end, and the 
J measure of my days, what it is ; that I may 
know how frail I am. 

Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my 
cry ; hold not thy peace at my tears : for I am a 
stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my 
fathers were. 

Minister. Let us pray. 

OGOD, the Lord of life, the Conqueror over 
death, our Help in every time of trouble, 
who dost not willingly grieve nor afflict the children 
of men ; comfort us who mourn, and give us grace, 
in the presence of death, to worship thee the Ever- 
living ; that, while we accompany the soul de- 
parted with the prayer of faith, we may have sure 
hope of eternal life, and be enabled to put our 
whole trust in thy wonderful goodness and mercy ; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Minister and People. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as 
we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us 
not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil. Amen. 
Minister. O God, make speed to save us. 
People. O Lord, make haste to help us. 

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(All standing) 
Minister. Our help is in the Name of the Lord. 
People. Who made heaven and earth. 

1 Then may be said or sung, any, or all, of the following 
Psalms; the Gloria being omitted : 90, 130, 116, or, in the 
case of a Child: 23, 131 {pages 214-352). 

If Then may be read a selection from the Fifteenth Chapter 
of Saint Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians. 

NOW hath Christ been raised from the dead, 
the first-fruits of them that are asleep. For since 
by man came death, by man came also the resurrec- 
tion of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in 
Christ shall all be made alive. 

But some will say, How are the dead raised ? And 
with what manner of body do they come ? Thou 
foolish one, that which thou thyself sowest is not 
quickened, except it die; and that which thou 
sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be, but 
a bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some 
other kind ; but God giveth it a body even as it 
hath pleased him, and to each seed a body of its own. 

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is 
sown in corruption ; it is raised in incorruption : 
it is sown in dishonour ; it is raised in glory : it 
is sown in weakness ; it is raised in power : it is 
sown a natural body ; it is raised a spiritual body. 

For this corruptible must put on incorruption, 
and this mortal must put on immortality. But 
\yhen this corruptible shall have put on incorrup- 
tion, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, 
then shall come to pass the saying that is written, 
Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where 
is thy sting ? O grave, where is thy victory ? 

Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory 
through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

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IF Or the Minister may read a selection of passages from the 
Scriptures, saying. Let us hear what comfortable words 
the Scriptures say unto us. 

LIKE as a father pitieth his children, so the 
^ Lord pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth 
our frame ; he remembereth that we are dust. As 
for man, his days are as grass ; as a flower of the 
field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over 
it, and it is gone ; and the place thereof knoweth it 
no more. Psalm 103. 13-16. 

All flesh is as grass, and the goodliness thereof is 
as the flower of the field. The grass withereth, 
the flower fadeth : but the word of our God 
endureth for ever. Isaiah 40. 6-8. 

For thou wilt not leave my soul in the grave : 
neither wilt thou suff'er thy beloved to see corrup- 
tion. Thou wilt shew me the path of life ; in thy 
presence is fulness of Joy. Psalm 16. 10, 11. 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the 
shadow of death, I will fear no evil ; for thou art 
with me. Psalm 23. 4. 

The souls of the righteous are in the hand of 
God, and no torment shall touch them. They are 
in peace, and their hope is full of immor- 
tality. Wisdom 3. 3, 4. 

But we would not have you ignorant, brethren, 
concerning them that sleep ; that ye sorrow not, as 
others, which have no hope. For if we believe 
that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also 
that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with 
him. 1 Thess. 4. 13, 14. 

For we know that if the earthly house of our 
tabernacle be dissolved, we have a building from 
God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the 
heavens. 2 Cor. 5. 1. 

Blessed are they that mourn : for they shall be 
comforted. Mat. 5. 4. 

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Let not your heart be troubled : ye believe in 

God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are 

many mansions ; if it were not so, I would have told 

you ; for I go to prepare aplace foryou. John 14. 1, 2. 
Peace I leave with you ; my peace I give unto 

you : not as the world giveth, give I unto you. 

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be 

afraid. John 14. 27. 

IT In the case of a Child. 
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd, he shall 

gather the lambs in his arm, and carry them in his 

bosom. Isaiah 40. 11. 
Suffer little children to come unto me, and 

forbid them not ; for of such is the kingdom of 

heaven. Mark 10. 14. 
For I say unto you, that in heaven their angels 

do always behold the face of my Father which is in 

heaven. Mat. 18. 10. 

II Here may follow an Address, and then Prayer suitable to 
the particular circumstances of the death, making special peti- 
tion for the need of those immediately bereaved ; and then 
The Apostolic Benediction. 

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the 
love of God, and the communion of the Holy 
Ghost, be with you all. Amen. 

II 
A T THE GRA VE 

IF The Minister may precede the body towards the grave, 
reciting the following : 

MAN that is born of a woman hath but a short time 
to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and 
is cut down, like a flower : he fleeth as a shadow, 
and never continueth in one stay. Job 14. 1, 2, 

We brought nothing into this world, and it is 
certain we can carry nothing out. The Lord 
gave, and the Lord hath taken away ; blessed be 
the Name of the Lord, 1 Tim. 6. 7. Job 1. 21. 

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I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he 
shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And 
though my flesh be destroyed, yet shall I see God : 
whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall 
behold, and not as a stranger. Job 19. 25-27. 

H And as they come near to the grave, 

I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord : 
he that believeth in me, though he were dead, 
yet shall he live : and whosoever liveth and believ- 
eth in me shall never die. John H. 25, 26. 

^ And when they come to the grave, while the body is made 
ready to be laid in the ground, the Minister shall say, 

IN the midst of life we are in death : of whom may 
we seek for succour, but of thee, O Lord, in 
whom all souls do live and hope ? 

O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O 
holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into 
the bitter pains of eternal death. 

Thou knowest. Lord, the secrets of our hearts ; 
shut not thy merciful ears to our prayer ; but spare 
us. Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy 
and merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge 
eternal, suffer us not, at our last hour, for any pains 
of death, to fall from thee. 

IT The body being laid in the grave, the Minister shall say, 

'70RASMUGH as it hath pleased Almighty 
. . God, of his great mercy to take unto himself 
the soul of our dear brother here departed, we 
therefore commit his body to the ground ; earth 
to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust ; in sure and 
certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life, 
through our Lord Jesus Christ ; who shall fashion 
anew the body of our humiliation, that it may be 
conformed to the body of his glory, according to the 

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mighty working, whereby he is able even to subject 
all things to himself. 

1 Or, the following alternative words of Committal : 

WE commend into the hands of God who gave 
it, the soul of this our ^ro///^r departed, looking 
to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal 
life ; and his body we commit to the earth as it was, 
in hope of the resurrection from the dead. 
T Then may be said or sung, 

I HEARD a voice from heaven, saying unto me. 
Write, From henceforth blessed are the dead 
which die in the Lord : even so, saith the Spirit ; 
for they rest from their labours. 

IT Or, in the case of a Child, 

THEY shall hunger no more, neither thirst any 
more ; neither shall the sun light on them, nor 
any heat. For the Lamb, which is in the midst of 
the throne, shall feed them, and shall lead them unto 
livmg fountains of water : and God shall wipe away 
all tears from their eyes. 

^ Then shall the Minister say. 
Let us pray. 
Lord, have mercy upon us. 
Christ, have riercy upon us. 
Lord, have mercy upon us. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven. Hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive them that trespass against us. And 
lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from 
evil. Amen. 

Enter not into judgement with thy servant, O 
Lord. 
For in thy sight shall no man living be justified. 

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O Lord, save thy servant ; 
Which Putteth his trust in thee. 
O Lord, hear my prayer ; 
And let my cry come unto thee. 

% Then either of the following prayers. 

ALMIGHTY God, with whom do live the spirits 
Jl\. of just men made perfect ; we humbly commend 
the soul of this thy servant into thy hands, as into 
the hands of a faithful Creator, and most merciful 
Saviour ; most humbly beseeching thee, that it may 
be precious in thy sight. Wash it, we pray thee, in 
the blood of that immaculate Lamb, that was slain 
to take away the sins of the world ; that, escaping 
the pains of eternal darkness, and being purged 
from whatsoever defilements it may have contracted 
in this earthly life, it may be presented pure and 
without spot before thee, to dwell for ever in the 
region of light, where is no weeping, sorrow, or 
heaviness, but sure consolation, eternal peace, and 
never ending joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 

ALMIGHTY God, the Refuge of the living, the 
l\ Rest of the dead, and the Hope of all that thou 
hast made ; we commend unto thy everlasting mercy 
the soulofthisour^ro/A^r, whom thou hastsummoned 
from this transitory and uncertain life to the eternal 
and unseen world, there to appear before the 
judgement seat of Christ; beseeching thee to grant 
unto him perfect release from all sin and sorrow, 
making him meet to be a partaker of the inheritance 
of the saints in light, where in the glory of thy 
presence, he may serve thee, see thy face, and be 
for ever satisfied ; through the sacrifice and merits 
of Jesus Christ, our only Saviour and Redeemer. 
Amen, 

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^ Or, in the case of a Child. 

HEAVENLY Father, whose face the angels of 
httle children do always behold, and who by thy 
Son Jesus Christ hast taught us that of such is the 
kingdom of heaven ; we commend unto thy faithful 
keepmg the soul of this little child, whom thou hast 
gathered with the lambs in thy bosom ; beseeching 
thee that thou wilt accept the innocence of this thy 
little one, cleansing him from all stain of earthly life ; 
t"^t ^^ may dwell for ever in thy presence, and 
hnd a home in the heavenly Jerusalem, that city 
which is full of boys and girls playing in the streets 
thereof ; and this we ask through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

1 And then either of the following Collects. 

O MERCIFUL God, the Father of our Lord 
Jesus Christ, who is the Resurrection and the 
Life; m whom whosoever believeth shall live, 
though he die ; and whosoever liveth, and believeth 
in him, shall not die eternally ; who also hath taught 
us, by his holy Apostle Saint Paul, not to be sorry, as 
men without hope, for them that sleep in him ; we 
meekly beseech thee, O Father, to raise us from the 
death of sin unto the life of righteousness ; that, 
when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him, 
as our hope is this our brother doth ; and that, at the 
last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight ; 
and receive that blessing, which thy well-beloved 
aon shall then pronounce to all that love and fear 
thee, saymg. Come, ye blessed children of my Father, 
receive the kingdom prepared for you from the 
beginning of the world: grant this, we beseech 
l^^ j'- '"^^^'^"^ Father, through Jesus Christ, our 
Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. 

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GRANT, O Lord, that while we lament the 
departure of this thy servant, we may always 
remember that we are most certainly to follow 
him ; and give us grace to prepare for that last hour 
by a holy life ; that we may not be surprised by a 
sudden death when unprepared, but may be found 
ever watching, so that, when thou shalt call, we 
may with the Bridegroom enter into eternal glory ; 
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE BENEDICTION 

NOW the God of peace, that brought again from 
the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd 
of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting 
covenant, make you perfect in every good work to 
do his will, working in you that which is well 
pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ : to whom 
be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 



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If The Service begins with The Lord's Prayer, said silently, 
all kneeling, the Reader concluding aloud. For thine is the 
kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. 
Amen. 

'f. O God, make speed to save us. 
^. O Lord, make haste to help us. 

{All standing) 

'f. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and 
to the Holy Ghost. 

^. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever 
shall be, world without end. Amen. 

Alleluia. (In LENT: Praise be to thee, O Lord, 
King of eternal glory). 

THE OFFICE HYMN 

NOW that the daylight fills the sky. 
We lift our hearts to God on high. 
That he, in all we do or say. 
Would keep us free from harm to-day. 

That he would guard our thoughts from shame. 
Our hearts from guilt, our lips from blame ; 
Let heavenly visions hold our eyes. 
And guard them from all vanities. 

That he would keep our conscience pure. 
Our souls from folly would secure ; 
The passion and the pride of sense. 
Restrain by prayer and abstinence. 

So we, when this new day is gone, 
And night again is drawing on. 
With conscience by the world unstained. 
May praise his name for victory gained. 
All praise to God the Father be ; 
All praise, eternal Son, to thee ; 
All praise, as is for ever meet. 
To God the Holy Paraclete. 

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PSALMS (pages 214 352.) 

In Eastertide all the Psalms are said under the one 
antiphon : Alleluia, * alleluia, alleluia ; the Rest of the 
Year as follows: 

SUNDAY. 

Alleluia. 

Pss. 118. 119, 1-16; 17-32. 

MONDAY. 

He that hath clean hands, * and a pure heart, shall 

ascend into the hill of the Lord. 
Pss. 24. 19, 1-6; 7-14. 

TUESDAY. 

O my God, * I have put my trust in thee, let me not be 

confounded. 
Pss. 25, 1-6; 7-13; 14-21. 

WEDNESDAY. 

Thy loving-kindness * is ever before mine eyes : I will 

walk in thy truth. 
Pss. 26. 52. 53. 

THURSDAY. 

The Lord shall feed me,* in a green pasture. 
Pss. 23. 72, 1-8 ; 9-18. 

FRIDAY. 

Go not from me * for trouble is hard at hand ; and 

there is none to help me. 
Pss. 22, 1-8; 9-17; 18-26. 

SATURDAY. 

Arise, thou judge * of the earth, and reward the proud 

after their deserving. 
Pss. 94, 1-11 ; 12-22. 108. 

LITTLE CHAPTER. 

ADVENT. O Lord, have mercy upon us, for we 
have waited for thee : be thou our defence in 
the morning, and our salvation in the time of 
trouble. 

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LENT. Seek ye the Lord while he may be found : 
call upon him while he is near. 

EASTERTIDE. If ye be risen with Christ, seek 
the things that are above, where Christ is, 
seated at the right hand of God. 

REST OF THE YEAR. Now unto the King, eternal, 
immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour 
and glory for ever and ever. 

^. Thanks be to God. 

RESPONSORY. 

'^ . O Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy 
upon us. 

J^. O Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy 
upon us. 

^. Thou that sittest at the right hand of the 
Father : 

J^. Have mercy upon us. 

* . Arise, O Christ, and help us. 

iy. And deliver us for thy Name's sake. 

(In EASTERTIDE, add : Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.) 

{All kneeling) 

Lord, have mercy upon us ; Christ, have mercy 
upon us ; Lord, have mercy upon us. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive them that trespass against us. And 
lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from 
evil. Amen. 

^. To thee, O Lord, have I cried. 
^. And early shall my prayer come before thee. 
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^. Let my mouth be filled with thy praise. 
^. That I may sing of thy glory, and of thy great- 
ness, all the day long. 

^. O Lord, turn thou thy face from my sins. 
W. And blot out all my iniquities. 
^. Create in me a clean heart, O God. 
^i. And renew a right spirit within me. 
^. Cast me not away from thy presence. 
K. And take not thy holy Spirit from me. 
V . Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation. 
^. And uphold me with a free spirit. 
^. Our help is in the Name of the Lord. 
^. Who made heaven and earth. 

CONFESSION 

{Said aloud by all) 

I CONFESS to God Almighty, the Father, the Son, 
and the Holy Ghost, and before all the company 
of heaven, that I have sinned, in thought, word, and 
deed, through my fault, my own fault, my own 
most grievous fault ; wherefore I pray almighty God 
to have mercy upon me, to forgive me all my sins, 
and to make clean my heart within me. 

Reader. 

MAY the almighty and merciful Lord grant us 
pardon, absolution, and remission of our sins. 
Amen. 

^. Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day. 

W' To keep us without sin. • 

"^. O Lord, have mercy upon us. 

^^. Have mercy upon us. 

^. Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us. 

^. As our trust is in thee. 

"^. O Lord, hear my prayer. 

J^. And let my cry come unto thee. 

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t. The Lord be with you. 
^. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray. 
THE COLLECT 

HOLY Lord, Father Almighty, eternal God, 
who hast brought us to the beginning of this 
day • defend us in the same by thy mighty power ; 
and grant that this day we may fall into no sin, 
neither run into any kind of danger; but that our 
every action may be directed, by thy guidance, to 
the doing of thy righteous will ; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

% Here any special prayer may be added. 

if . Let us bless the Lord. 
^. Thanks be to God. 

MAY the almighty Lord order our days and 
actions in his peace. Amen. 



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The traditional Office of Vespers is a beautiful and 
instructive Service, the richest and most varying of all the 
offices, because it is here that the seasons and festivals are 
specially marked by joyful solemnities. But to indicate 
all the antiphons, chapters and responsories of the 
Breviary would almost require a service book in itself. 
Yet the hour is by long association and by the mood of 
nature so evidently fitted for worship, that it has been 
thought well to provide for it, although in a form greatly 
reduced and simplified, so that it may be used where a 
short evening service is desired, especially during the 
week. 

IF The Service begins with The Lord's Prayer, said silently, 
all kneeling, the Reader concluding aloud. For thine is the 
kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. 
Amen. 

^. O God, make speed to save us. 
^L. O Lord, make haste to help us. 

(All standing) 

^. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to 
the Holy Ghost. 

^i. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever 
shall be, world without end. Amen. 

PSALMS ( pages 2UZ52.) 

In Eastertide all the Psalms are said under the one antiphon : 
Alleluia, * alleluia, alleluia ; the Rest of the Year as 
follows : 

SUNDAY. 

Ps. 110. The Lord said * unto my Lord : sit thou on my 
right hand. 
111. The works of the Lord are great: * sought out 
of all them that have pleasure therein. 
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Ps. 112. He that feareth the Lord : * hath great delight 

in his commandments. 
113. Blessed be the Name of the Lord : * from this 

time forth for evermore. 
114,115. Our God* is in heaven: he hath done 

whatsoever pleased him. 

MONDAY. 

Ps. 116.1-9. The Lord hath inclined* his ear unto 
me. 
116. 10-16. I will pay my vows * unto the Lord, 
in the presence of all his people. 

120. I called, * and the Lord heard me. 

121. My help* cometh from the Lord: who made 

heaven and earth. 

122. I was glad * when they said unto me : we will 

go into the house of the Lord. 

TUESDAY. 

Ps. 123. O thou that dwellest in the heavens, * have 
mercy upon us. 

124. Our help * standeth in the name of the Lord. 

1 25. The Lord is round about his people, * from 

this time forth for evermore. 

126. The Lord hath done great things * for us: 

whereof we rejoice. 

127. Except the Lord build the house :* their labour 

is but lost that build it. 

WEDNESDAY. 

Ps. 128. Blessed are all they * that fear the Lord. 

129. Let them be confounded * that have hated Sion. 

130. Out of the depths * have I cried unto thee, O 

Lord. 

131. O Lord * my heart is not haughty. 

132. The Lord hath chosen * Sion for his habitation. 

THURSDAY. 

Ps. 133. Behold, how good * and joyful a thing it is : for 
brethren to dwell together in unity. 

136. 1-9. O give thanks unto the Lord,* for his mercy 
endureth for ever. 

136. 10-18. Givethanksunto the Lord,* who remem- 
bered us when we were in trouble. 

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THURSDAY (cont.). 

Ps. 137. Let my tongue cleave * to the roof of my 
mouth, if I forget thee, O Jerusalem. 

138. I will praise thy name,* because of thy loving- 

kindness and thy truth. 

FRIDAY. 

Ps. 139. 1-10. O Lord * thou hast searched me out, and 
known me. 

139. 11-18. Marvellous are thy works*0 Lord, and 

that my soul knoweth right well. 

140. Forsake me not * O Lord, thou strength of my 

health. 

141. O Lord, * I call upon thee, haste thee unto me. 

142. Bring my soul out of prison * that I may praise 

thy name. 

SATURDAY. 

Ps. 144. 1-6. Blessed be the Lord * my defender in 

whom I trust. 
144^ 17. Happy are the people * who have the 

Lord for their God. 
145. 1-7. Great is the Lord,* and marvellous worthy 

to be praised. 
145. 8-13. Loving is the Lord,* and his mercy is 

over all his works. 
145. 14-21. Faithful is the Lord * in all his words, 

and holy in all his works. 

LITTLE CHAPTER. 

ADVENT. Brethren, it is high time for you to 
awake out of sleep : for now is salvation nearer 
to us than when we believed. 

CHRISTMASTIDE. The kindness of God our 
Saviour, and his love toward man hath ap- 
peared : not by works done in righteousness, 
but according to his mercy he saved us. 

LENT. Brethren, we intreat that ye receive not 
the grace of God in vain ; for he saith, At an 
acceptable time I hearkened unto thee. 
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PASSIONTIDE. Brethren, have this mind in you, 
which was also in Christ Jesus : who being in 
the form of God, emptied himself, taking the 
form of a servant, being made in the likeness 
of men ; and being found in fashion as a man, 
he humbled himself, becoming obedient unto 
death, even the death of the cross. 

EASTERTIDE. Now hath Christ been raised 
from the dead, the first-fruits of them that 
are asleep. 

ASCENSIONTIDE. Ye men of Galilee, why stand 
ye looking into heaven ? this Jesus, which was 
received up from you into heaven, shall so come 
in like manner. 

WHITSUNTIDE. When the day of Pentecost was 
fully come, they were all together in one place. 
And suddenly there came from heaven a mighty 
rushing wind, and it filled all the house where 
they were sitting. 

REST OF THE YEAR. Blessed be the God 
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father 
of mercies and the God of all comfort, who 
comforteth us in all our tribulation. 
W. Thanks be to God. 

THE OFFICE HYMN 

HAIL, gladdening Light, of his pure glory poured. 
Who is the immortal Father, heavenly-blest. 
Holiest of holies, Jesus Christ our Lord ! 

Now are we come to the sun's hour of rest ; 

The lights of evening round us shine ; 

We hymn the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Divine. 

Worthiest art thou at all times to be sung, with undefiled 

tongue, 
Son of our God, Giver of life, alone ! 
Therefore in all the world thy glories. Lord, they own. 

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'^, Let my prayer be set before thee as the 
incense : 

^l■. And the lifting up of my hands as the evening 
sacrifice. 

THE MAGNIFICAT (page 355.) 

ANTIPHONS. 

FIRST WEEK IN ADVENT. Lift up, O Jerusalem* 
thine eyes, and see the might of thy king : behold 
the Saviour cometh to loose thee from thy bonds. 

SECOND WEEK IN ADVENT. Behold the King* 
shall come, the Lord of the earth, and he shall take 
away the yoke of our captivity. 

THIRD WEEK IN ADVENT. Fear not Sion,* behold 
thy God Cometh. 

THE GREAT ADVENT ANTIPHONS. 

17th. O Wisdom ! who proceedest from the mouth of 
the Most High ; and reachest from one end to another, 
mightily and sweetly ordering all things : come and 
teach us the way of prudence. 

18th. O Adonai, and Leader of the house of Israel ! 
who appearedst in the bush to Moses in a flame of 
fire, and gavest him the law on Sinai : come and 
redeem us with an outstretched arm. 

19th. O Root of Jesse ! who standest for the ensign of 
. the people ; before whom kings shall shut their 
mouths, to whom the nations shall seek : come and 
deliver us, tarry now no more. 

20th. O Key of David, and Sceptre of the house of 
Israel ! who openest and no man shutteth, and shuttest 
and no man openeth : come and bring the captive out 
of prison, and him that sitteth in darkness and in the 
shadow of death. 

21st. O Dayspring ! Brightness of everlasting light and 
Sun of righteousness : come and enlighten him that 
sitteth in darkness and in the shadow of death. 

22nd. OKing of nations ! and their Desire, the Corner- 
stone who makest both one : come and save mankind 
whom thou hast formed of clay. 
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23rd. O Emmanuel! our King and Lawgiver, the 
Expectation and Saviour of the nations : come and 
save us, O Lord our God. 

CHRISTMAS EVE. When the sun has risen in the hea- 
vens, ye shall see the King of kings proceeding forth 
from the Father as a bridegroom from his chamber. 

CHRISTMASTIDE. (This day.) Christ is born: (this 
day,) the Saviour hath appeared ; (this day, ) the angels 
singon earth, the archangels rejoice ; (thisday,)the]ust 
exalt saying : Glory to God in the highest. Alleluia. 

EPIPHANYTIDE. The Lord our Saviour * begotten 
before the day star, and before all ages is (this day) 
made manifest to the world. 

LENT. Behold now is the accepted time,* behold now 
is the day of salvation. 

PASSIONTIDE. It is written, I will smite the shep- 
herd, *and the sheep shall be scattered, but after I 
shall be risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. 

EASTERTIDE. Christ is risen * from the dead. 
Alleluia. 

ASCENSIONTIDE. The Lord in heaven * hath 
prepared his throne. Alleluia. 

WHITSUNTIDE. The Spirit of the Lord * hath filled 
the whole earth. Alleluia. 

TRINITY. Hail Mary * full of grace : blessed art 
thou among women. 

"5^. The Lord be with you. 
^. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray. 

Lord, have mercy upon us ; Christ, have mercy 
upon us ; Lord, have mercy upon us. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy 
Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy willbedone,in 
earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily 
bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive 
them that trespass against us. And lead us not into 
temptation ; but deliver us from evil. Amen. 

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IT Then the following Responsory, according to the Season. 

ADVENT. 

1^. Come to save us O Lord our God. 

Ed. Shew thy face, and we shall be saved. 

iv. Remember us, O Lord with the favour of thy 

people. 
^. Visit us with thy salvation. 

CHRISTMASTIDE. 

^. The word was made flesh. Alleluia. 

^. And dwelt among us. Alleluia. 

V. Glory be to God in the highest. 

^. And on earth peace, good will towards men. 

EPIPHANYTIDE. 

"jf". The nations shall come to thy light. 

]^. And kings to the brightness of thy rising. 

^. Make bare thy holy arm in the sight of all nations. 

Kt. And let all the earth see the salvation of our 

God. 
LENT. 

1^. O Saviour of the world, the Son Lord Jesus. 

^. Stir up thy strength and help us, we humbly 

beseech thee. 
■5^. Lord, have mercy upon me. 
^. Heal my soul for I have sinned against thee. 

PASSIONTIDE. 

"5?". By thy cross and passion thou hast redeemed us. 
B^. Hear us and save us we humbly beseech thee. 
Y. Lord, have mercy upon me. 
^. Heal my soul for I have sinned against thee. 

EASTERTIDE. 

"5?". The Lord hath risen from the dead. Alleluia, 

alleluia, alleluia. 
^C. Who hung for us upon the cross. Alleluia, 

alleluia, alleluia. 
1^. Arise, O Christ, and help us. Alleluia. 
^. And deliver us for thy name's sake. Alleluia. 
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ASCENSIONTIDE. 

if . God is ^one up with a shout of joy. Alleluia, 

alleluia. 
^. And the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. 

Alleluia, alleluia. 
if . O Christ the Son of God, have mercy upon 

us. Alleluia. 
1^. Thou that hast led captivity captive, have mercy 

upon us. Alleluia. 

WHITSUNTIDE. 

if . The Spirit of the Lord hath filled the whole 
earth. Alleluia, alleluia. 

1^. And thdt which containeth all things hath know- 
ledge of the voice. Alleluia, alleluia. 

if . King of Glory, Lord of hosts, leave us not 
comfortless. Alleluia. 

i^. Send upon us the promise of the Father. Alleluia. 

TRINITY. 

if , Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the 

Holy Ghost. 
J^. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall 

be, world without end. Amen. 
if. O Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy 

upon us. 
^. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God, have 

mercy upon us. 

The Collect for the Day {pages 141-166.) 
^ Here any special prayer may be added. 

i^. Let us bless the Lord. 

W. Thanks be to God. 

^. May the souls of the departed by the mercy 
of God rest in peace. 

^. Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. 

^. May the Lord grant us his peace. 

W. And eternal life. , 

^. May the divine assistance remain with us 
always. 

^. Amen. 

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THE OFFICE OF COMPLINE 

1i All standing, the Reader shall say, 

THE Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and 
a perfect end. Amen. 

SHORT LESSON 

ADVENT. Letyour loins be girded, and your lamps 
burning ; and be ye yourselves like unto men 
looking for their Lord, when he shall return 
from the marriage feast, that when he cometh 
and knocketh, they may straightway open unto 
him. Blessed are those servants, whom the 
Lord when he cometh shall find watching. 

LENT. Brethren, be sober, be watchful : your 
adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh 
about, seeking whom he may devour: whom 
withstand steadfast in the faith. 

EASTERTIDE. Fear not ; I am the First and 
the Last, and the Living One ; and I was dead, 
and behold I am alive for evermore, and I have 
the keys of death and of hell. 

REST OF THE YEAR. lam the light of the world: 
he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, 
but shall have the light of life. 
^. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us. 
^. Thanks be to God. 
^. Our help is in the Name of the Lord. 
W' Who made heaven and earth. 
^. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and 
to the Holy Ghost. 

W- As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever 
shall be, world without end. Amen. 

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IF /If Eastertide all the Psalms are said under the one Antiphon: 
Alleluia ; the Rest of the Year as follows : 

PSALMS (pag-es 214 375.) 

SUNDAY. 

Have mercy* upon us, O God, and hearken unto our 
prayer. 

Pss. 4. 91. 134. 
MONDAY. , 

Save me,* O Lord, for thy mercy's sake. 

Pss. 6. 7. 8. 
TUESDAY. 

Thou, O Lord,* wilt preserve us and keep us for ever. 

Pss. 12. 13. 16. 
WEDNESDAY. 

The an^el of the Lord shall encamp * round about them 
that fear him : and shall deliver them. 

Pss. 34, 1 10; n 22. 61. 
THURSDAY. 

My helper*and my deliverer, be thou, O Lord. 

Pss. 70, 71, 1-11; 12-18. 
FRIDAY. 

With my voice I cried * unto the Lord : and God 
will not forget to shew mercy. 

Pss. 77, 1-12; 13-18. 86. 
SATURDAY. . 

Let my prayer have entrance " into thy presence, O 
Lord. 

Pss. 88. 103, 1-12; 13-22. 

THE OFFICE HYMN 

BEFORE the ending of the day. 
Creator of the world, we pray. 
That in thy wonted mercy, thou 
Wouldst be our Guard and Keeper now. 
Keep far all fears that haunt the mind. 
All evil dreams and foes unkind. 
Temptations that the soul molest. 
Aught that would make our sleep unblest. 
Father of mercies, hear our cry. 
Through Jesus Christ thy Son most high. 
Who with the Paraclete and thee 
Doth live and reign eternally. 
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LITTLE CHAPTER 

THOU, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and we 
are called by thy Name ; leave us not, O Lord 
our God. 

W' Thanks be to God. 

t. Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. 

W- Into thy hands, O Lord. 

V . Keep me, O Lord, as the apple of the eye. 

^. Hide me under the shadow of thy wings. 

NUNC DIMITTIS (page 360.) 

Antiphon. Save us, O Lord,* waking, guard us 
sleeping, that awake we may watch with Christ, 
and asleep we may rest in peace. 

(All kneeling) 

Lord, have mercy upon us ; Christ, have mercy 
upon us ; Lord, have mercy upon us. 

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be 
thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will 
be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this 
day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive them that trespass against us. And 
lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from 
evil. Amen. 

CONFESSION 

IT Said aloud by all. 

I CONFESS to God Almighty, the Father, the 
Son, and the Holy Ghost, and before all the 
company of heaven, that I have sinned, in thought, 
word, and deed, through my fault, my own fault, 
my own most grievous fault ; wherefore I pray 
almighty God to have mercy upon me, to forgive 
me all my sins, and to make clean my heart within 
me. 

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Reader. 



MAY the almighty and merciful Lord grant us 
pardon and forgiveness of all our sins, space 
for true repentance, amendment of life, and the 
grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

t. Blessed art thou, O Lord God of our fathers. 

^. And worthy to be praised, and glorious for 
ever. 

if. Let us bless the Father, and the Son, with the 
Holy Ghost. 

]^. Let us praise and exalt him above all for 
ever. 

t. Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament 
of heaven. 

^. And worthy to be praised, and glorious, and 
exalted above all for ever. 

if. The almighty and merciful Lord bless and 
preserve us. 

^. Amen. 

if. Vouchsafe, O Lord, this night. 

J^. To keep us without sin. 

if. O Lord, have mercy upon us. 

^. Have mercy upon us. 

if. O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us. 

^. As our trust is in thee. 

» . O Lord, hear my prayer. 

^. And let my cry come unto thee. 

if. The Lord be with you. 

^. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray. 

LIGHTEN our darkness, we beseech thee, O 
J Lord ; and by thy great mercy defend us from 
all perils and dangers of this night ; for the love of 
thy only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen. 

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IT Here any special prayer may he added. 

"5^. Let us bless the Lord. 
^. Thanks be to God. 

MAY the almighty and merciful Lord, the 
Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, bless and 
preserve us, this night, and for evermore. Amen. 



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TABLE OF PROPER PSALMS 



Morn. 

First in Advent 18. 82 

Second in Advent ... 44. 143 

Third in Advent 9. 96 

Fourth in Advent ... 97. 98 

Christmas 19. 45 

Epiphany 29. 96 

Ash Wednesday 6. 38 

First in Lent 25. 40 

Second in Lent 88. 143 

Third in Lent 30. 38 

Fourth in Lent 6. 51 

Passion Sunday 27. 59 

Palm Sunday 5. 20 

Good Friday 22 

Easter Sunday 2. 118 

Ascension 8. 15 

Whitsunday 48. 68 

Trinity Sunday 29. 67 

Corpus Christi 23. 26 

Annunciation 89'M38 

All Angels 34. 91 

All Saints 33. 34 

All Souls 28. 56 

Old Year and New ... 90. 103 

Harvest 65. 147 

Social..... 10. 53 

Humiliation 44. 60 



Even. 
50. 80 
74. 144 
53. 94 
72. 110 
89 
72. 87 

102. 130 
31. 32 
94. 142 
77. 86 

102 

55. 70 

69. 110 

40. 88 

16. 113. 114 

24. 47 
104. 145 

99. 148. 150 
116. 147 
131. 132 

103. 148 
50. 74 
85. 86 
91. 144 

104 
12. 94 
79. 85 



The Psalter is here so arranged for each morning 
and evening that the whole is recited in the course of a 
month. The mornings and evenings on which each Psalm 
falls are indicated at the beginning of each Psalm on the 
right side. Some of the Psalms are omitted in the monthly 
recitation, and these are marked thus . If the Psalm 

is used at the Offices of Prime. Vespers or Compline, this 
is indicated in the heading ; where also will be found 
noted the Proper Psalms for the Festivals, as well as 
Psalms for all the Sundays in Advent and Lent. 

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THE PSALTER 

Fs. 1 1st morn. 

BLESSED is the man that walketh not in the 
counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the | way 
of I sinners : and sitteth not | in the | scorner's | seat. 

2 But his delight is in the law | of the | Lord : and 
in his law will he | meditate I day and | night. 

3 And he shall be like a tree planted | by the | 
waters : that will bring forth his | fruit in | due | 
season. 

4 His leaf also ] shall not | wither : and what- 
soever he I doeth | it shall | prosper. 

5 As for the ungodly, it is not I so with | them : 
but they are like the chaff which the | wind | 
scattereth a | way. 

6 Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand | 
in the | judgement : neither sinners in the congre | 
gation I of the I righteous. 

7 But the Lord knoweth the way | of thei 
righteous : and the way of the un | godly I shall j 
perish. [and Psalm 3] 

Ps. 2 Tenehrae. 1 ; Easter, m. 1. m^mm^mm 

WHY do the heathen so furiously [ rage to | 
gether : and why do the people im | agine a | 
vain I thing? 

2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers 
take 1 counsel to | gether : against the Lord and 
a I gainst his a | nointed | saying, 

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THE PSALTER 

3 Let us br^ak their | bonds a | sunder : and cast 
a I way their | cords | from us. 

4 He that dwelleth in | heaven shall | laugh : the 
Lord shall | have them | in de | rision. 

5 Then shall he speak unto them | in his | wrath : 
and vex them | in his | sore dis | pleasure. 

6 Yet have I | set my | king : upon my | holy | hill 
of J Sion. 

/ I will declare | the de | cree : the Lord hath said 
unto me, Thou art my son, this day have | I 
be i gotten | thee. 

8 Desire of me, and I shall give thee the nations 
for I thine in | heritance : and the utmost parts of 
the I earth for | thy pos i session. 

9 Thou shalt break them with a | rod of | iron : 
and dash them in pieces | like a | potter's | vessel. 

10 Be wise now therefore | O ye | kings : be 
instructed, ye that are | judges I of the J earth. 

11 Serve the I Lord in I fear : andre | joicein | him 
with I reverence. 

12 Honour the son, lest ye perish from the | right j 
way : blessed are all they that | put their | trust in j 
him. 



Fs. 3 1st morn. 

10RD, how are they increased that | trouble | me: 
> many are | they that | rise a I gainst me. 

2 Many there be that say | of my | soul : There 
is no help for I him | in his i God. 

3 But thou O Lord art | my de | fender : thou art 
my worship, and the lifter | up of | my I head. 

4 I called upon the Lord | with my | voice : and 
he heard me | out of his | holy | hill. 

5 I laid me down and slept, and r6se | up a I gain : 
f6r the | Lord sus | tained j me. 

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THE PSALTER 

6 I will not be afraid for ten thousands | of the | 
people : that have set themselves a I gainst me | 
round a | bout. 

7 Salvation belongeth 1 unto the | Lord : thy bless- 
ing I be up I on thy | people. [and Psalm 5] 

Ps. 4 Sun. Comp. 1. 1st even. 

HEAR me when I call, O God | of my ! 
righteousness : thou hast set me at liberty when 
I was in trouble, have mercy upon me and | 
hearken | unto my | prayer. 

2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye bias | pheme 
mine | honour : and have such pleasure in vanity 
and I seek | after | lying? 

3 Know this also, that the Lord hath chosen to 
himself the man | that is | godly : when I call upon 
the I Lord | he will | hear me. 

4 Stand in | awe and [ sin not : commune with 
your own heart in your | chamber | and be | still. 

5 Offer the sacri | fice of | righteousness : and put 
your I trust | in the I Lord. 

6 There be many that say. Who will shew us | 
any | good : Lord, lift thou up the light of thy| 
counten | ance up | on us. 

7 Thou hast put gladness | in my I heart : yea, 
more than when their corn and | wine and | oil 
in I crease. 

8 I will lay me down in peace and I take my | rest : 
for it is thou Lord only that | makest me | dwell in I 
safety. [and Psalm 8] 

Ps. 5 Pnhn Simday. m. 1. 1st morn. 

PONDER my | words O | Lord : con | sider my | 
medit | ation. 
2 O hearken thou unto the voice of my calling, 

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THE PSALTER 

my King | and my | God : for unto thee | will I i 
make my | prayer. r-v t j 

3 My voice shalt thou hear be | times O | Lord : 
early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto 
thee I and will | look I up. 

4 For thou art the God that hast no I pleasure m I 
wickedness : neither shall any | evil | dwell with I 
thee. 

5 Such as be foolish shall not stand | in thy | sight : 
for thou hatest all | them that 1 work ! vanity. 

6 Thou shalt destroy them that | speak | lies : the 
Lord will abhor both the blood-thirsty I and de | 
ceitful I man. 

7 But as for me, I will come into thine house in 
the multitude | of thy | mercy : and in thy fear will 
I worship I toward thy | holy | temple. 

8 Lead me O Lord in thy righteousness, because | 
of mine | enemies : make thy way 1 plain be | fore 
my I face. 

9 Let all them that put their trust in J thee 
re 1 joice : they that love thy name [ shall be | joyful 
in I thee. 

10 For thou Lord wilt give thy blessing 1 unto the | 
righteous : and with thy favourable kindness wilt 
thou de i fend him I as with a I shield. 



Ps. 6 Moji. Camp. 1 ; Ash Wed. m. 1 ; -^-i— 

iv. Lail. m. 1. 

OLORD, rebuke me not in thine | indig | nation : 
neither chasten | me in ] thy dis | pleasure. 

2 Have mercy upon me O Lord for | I am ] weak : 
O Lord, heal me | for my | bones are | vexed. 

3 My soul also is | sore | troubled : but Lord, how 
long I wilt thou | punish | me ? 

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THE PSALTER 

4 Turn thee O Lord and de | liver my | soul : O 
save me | for thy | mercy's | sake. 

5 I am weary | of my | groaning : every night 
wash I my bed and water my | couch | with my ! 
tears. 

6 My beauty is gone for | very | trouble : and 
v»orn away be | cause of | all mine | enemies. 

7 Away from me, all ye that | work | vanity : for 
the Lord hath heard the I voice | of my | weeping. 

8 The Lord hath heard | my pe | tition : the Lord I 
will re I ceive my ] prayer. 



Ps. 7 Mofi. Comp. 2. -^^^ 

OLORD my God, in thee have I | putmy | trust : 
save me fr%m all them that persecute me | and 
de I liver 1 me ; 

2 Lest he devour my soul | like a I lion : and tear 
it in pieces while I there is I none to | help. 

3 O Lord my God, if I have done j any such | 
thing : or if there be any I wickedness | in my | 
hands ; 

4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt ! 
friendly with | me : (yea, I have delivered him that 
without any | cause | is mine I enemy ;) 

5 Then let mine enemy persecute my | soul and i 
take me : yea let him tread my life down upon the 
earth, and lay mine | honour | in the | dust. 

6 Stand up O Lord in thy wrath, and lift up thy- 
self, because of the indignation | of mine I enemies: 
arise up for me in the judgement that I thou | hast 
com I mandcd. 

7 And so shall the congregation of the peoples | 
come a I bout thee : over them therefore lift | up 
thy i self a | gain. 

8 The Lord shall judge the peoples, give sentence 
with I me O | Lord : according to my righteousness, 
and according to the innocency | that is I in | me. 

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THE PSALTER 

9 O let the wickedness of the ungodly | come to 
an I end : but | guide | thou the | just. 

10 For the | righteous | God : trieth the | very! 
heart and | reins. 

11 My h6\p I Cometh of | God : who preserveth 
them I that are | true of | heart. 

12 I will give thanks unto the Lord, according | 
to his I righteousness : and 1 will praise the name | 
of the I Lord Most | High. 

Ps. 8 Mon. Comp. 3 ; Ascension, m. 1. 1st even. 

OLORD our Governor, how excellent is thy 
name in | all the | world : thou that hast s6t 
thy I glory a | bove the | heavens ! 

2 Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings 
hast thou ordained strength, because | of thine | 
enemies : that thou mightcst still the | enemy | and 
the a I venger. 

3 When I consider thy heavens, even the works | 
of thy I fingers : the moon and the stars | which 
thou J hast or | dained ; 

4 What is man, that thou art | mindful of \ him : 
and the son of man i that thou | visitest | him ? 

5 Thou madest him but little lower | than the | 
angels : and crownest | him with | glory and | wor- 
ship. 

6 Thou makest him to have dominion of the 
w6rks I of thy | hands : and thou hast put all things 
in sub I jection I under his | feet ; 

7 All I sheep and | oxen : y6a and the ( beasts | of 
the I field ; 

8 The fowls of the air, and the fish | of the | sea : 
and whatsoever passcth through the | paths | of the | 
seas. 

9 O I Lord our | Governor : how excellent is thy j 
name in | all the | world ! 

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THE PSALTER 

Ps. 9 Hi. Advetit. m. 1. 2nd mom. 

I WILL give thanks unto thee O Lord with my | 
whole I heart : I will sp€ak of | all thy | mar- 
vellous I works. 

2 I will be glad and re | joiee in ] thee : yea my 
songs will I make of thy | name O I thou Most | 
High. 

3 When mine enemies are | driven | back : they 
shall fall and | perish | at thy | presence. 

4 For thou hast maintained my right I and my | 
cause : thou art s^t in the | throne that ( judgest | 
right. 

5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyed I 
the un I godly : thou hast put out their | name for I 
ever and | ever. 

6 O thou enemy, thy destructions are come to a 
per I petual | end : thy cities are destroyed, their 
me i morial is | perished | with them. 

7 But the Lord shall en | dure for | ever : he hath 
also pre ! pared his | seat for | judgement. 

8 For he shall judge the | worldin | righteousness: 
and minister true | judgement | unto the | people. 

9 The Lord also will be a defence | for the op | 
pressed : even a refuge in | every | time of | trouble. 

10 And they that know thy name will put their | 
trust in | thee : for thou Lord hast never | failed | 
them that | seek thee. 

11 O praise the Lord which ] dwelleth in ! Sion : 
shew the | people | of his | doings. 

12 For when he maketh inquisition for blood, he 
re I membereth 1 them : and forgetteth not the com j 
plaint 1 of the | poor. 

13 The wicked shall be turned | to de | struction : 
and all the peoples | that for | get | God. 

14 For the poor shall not alway | be for | gotten : 
the patient abiding of the m^ek | shall not | perish 
for I ever. 

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THE PSALTER 

15 Up Lord, and let not man have the | upper] 
hand : let the nations be | judged | in thy | sight. 

16 Put them in | fear O | Lord : that they may 
know them | selves to | be but | men. 

Pg, 10 2nd mom. 

WHY standest thou so far | off O 1 Lord : and 
hidest thy face in the | needful | time of] 
trouble ? 

2 The ungodly for his own lust doth p^rse J cute 
the ! poor : let them be taken in the crafty wiliness | 
that they | have im | agined. 

3 For the ungodly hath made boast of his own 
heart's de | sire : and speaketh good of the covetous 
whom I God ab | horreth. 

4 The ungodly is so proud, that he careth | not 
for I God : neither is i God in | all his | thoughts. 

5 His ways are | alway | grievous: thy judgements 
are far above out of his sight, and therefore de | fieth 
he I all his | enemies. 

6 For he hath said in his heart, I shall n6ver | be 
cast I down : there shall no harm | happen | unto | 
me. 

7 His mouth is full of cursing de | ceit and I fraud : 
under his tongue is un \ godli | ness and | vanity. 

8 He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners | of 
the I streets : and privily in his lurking dens doth 
he murder the innocent, his eyes are | set a | gainst 
the I poor. 

9 For he lieth waiting secretly, even as a lion 
lurketh he | in his | den : that | he may | ravish the | 
poor. 

10 He hath said in his heart, God | hath fori 
gotten : he hideth away his face and | he will ! 
never \ see it. 

11 Arise O Lord God, and lift [ up thine | hand : 
f6rlget I not the | poor. 

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THE PSALTER 

12 Wherefore should the wicked bias j pheme | 
God : while he doth say in his heart, Thou God j 
carest | not | for it ? 

13 Surely thou hast seen it, for thou beholdest 
un I godliness and | wrong : that thou mayest take 
the I matter | into thine | hand. 

14 The poor committeth himself | unto | thee : for 
thou art the | helper | of the i friendless. 

15 Break thou the power of the ungodly I and 
ma I licious : search out his ungodliness un | til thou | 
find I none. 

16 The Lord is King for ] ever and | ever : and 
the heathen are | perished | out of the | land. 

17 Lord, thou hast heard the desire | of the | 
poor : thou preparest their heart, and thine ear \ 
hearkeneth | there I to ; 

18 To help the fatherless and poor | unto their 1 
right : that man which is of the earth may be so j 
terrible | no | more. 

Fs. 11 2ud even. 

IN the Lord put | I my | trust : how say ye then 
to my soul, that she should flee as a | bird | unto 
the I hill? 

2 For lo the ungodly bend their bow, and make 
ready their arrows with | in the | quiver : that they 
may privily shoot at them | which are | true of | 
heart. 

3 For if the foundations be | cast | down : what 1 
shall the | righteous | do? 

4 The Lord is in his | holy | temple : the Lord's | 
throne | is in | heaven. 

5 His eyes con [ sider the | poor : and his eyelids \ 
try the | children of ! men. 

6 The Lord al | loweth the ! righteous : but the 
ungodly, and him that delighteth in wickedness | 
doth his I soul ab | hor. 

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THE PSALTER 

7 For the righteous Lord | loveth | righteousness : 
his countenance will behold the | thing | that is | just. 

Ps. 12 Tues. Comp. 1. 2nd even. 

HELP Lord, for there is not one ! godly man | 
left : for the faithful are minished from a | mong 
the I children of | men. 

2 They talk of vanity every one | with his | neigh- 
bour : they do but flatter with their lips, and dis- 
semble i in their | double | heart. 

3 The Lord shall root out all de | ceitful | lips : and 
the tongue that | speaketh | proud | things ; 

4 Which have said, With our tongue will i we 
pre I vail : we are they that ought to speak, who is | 
lord I over | us ? 

5 Now for the comfortless troubles i of the | 
needy : and because of the deep | sighing | of the | 
poor; 

6 I will up, saith the Lord, and will help every 
one from him that ! swelleth a | gainst him : and 
will I set I him at | rest. 

7 The words of the Lord are | pure | words : even 
as the silver which from the earth is tried, and 
purified | seven times [ in the | fire. 

8 Thou shalt keep | them O | Lord : thou shalt 
preserve him from this | gener ! ation for | ever. 

Ps. 13 Tues. Covip. 2. 2nd even. 

HOW long wilt thou forget me O | Lord for! 
ever : how long wilt thou | hide thy | face ! 
from me? 

2 How long shall I seek counsel in my soul, and 
be so vexed | in my | heart : how long shall mine 
enemies | triumph | over | me? 

3 Consider and hear me O | Lord my | God : 
lighten mine eyes that I sl6ep | not the | sleep of j 
death. 

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THE PSALTER 

4 Lest mine enemy say,! have pre | vailed a i gainst 
him : for they that trouble me will rejoice | when 
I I am cast | down. 

5 But my trust is | in thy | mercy : and my heart 
shall I joy in | thy sal | vation. 

6 I will sing of the Lord, because he hath dealt 
so I lovingly | with me : yea, I will praise the name | 
of the I Lord Most | High. 

Ps. IS Aficensiov. m. 2. 3rd mom. 

10RD, who shall dwell | in thy | tabernacle : or 
^ who shall rest up | on thy | holy | hill ? 

2 Even he that leadeth an | uncorrupt | life : and 
doeth the thing which is right, and speaketh the | 
truth I from his | heart. 

3 He that hath used no deceit in his tongue, nor 
done evil | to his | friend : and | hath not | slandered 
his I neighbour. 

4 He that exalteth not himself, but is lowly in 
his I own I eyes : and maketh much of | them that | 
fear the | Lord. 

5 He that sweareth unto his neighbour, and dis- 
ap I pointeth him | not : though it ] were to his | 
own I hindrance. 

6 He that hath not given his money up | on | 
usury : nor taken re | ward a \ gainst the | innocent. 

7 Whoso I doeth these I things : shall I nev I er | 
fall. 

Ps. 16 Tnes. Comp. 3; Easter, e. 1. 3rd morn. 

PRESERVE I me O I God : for in th6e | have I ! 
put my I trust. 
2 O my soul, thou hast said [ unto the | Lord : 
Thou art my God, I have no good | like i unto | 
thee. 

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THE PSALTER 

3 All my delight is in the saints that are | in the | 
earth : and upon j such as ex | eel in | virtue. 

4 But they that run after an | other | god : shall | 
have I great | trouble. 

5 Their drink-offerings of blood will | J not \ 
oft'er : neither take their | names up | on my | lips. 

6 The Lord himself is the portion of mine inheri- 
tance and I of my | cup : thou | shalt main ) tain my | 
lot. 

7 The lines are fallen unto m6 in | pleasant j 
places : yea I | have a | goodly | heritage. 

8 I will thank the Lord for | giving me | warning : 
my reins also chasten me | in the | night | season. 

9 I have set God | always be | fore me : for he is 
on my right hand | therefore I | shall not | fall. 

10 Wherefore my heart is glad and my | glory 
rej joiceth : my flesh | also shall | rest in | hope. 

11 For thou wilt not leave my | soul in the | grave: 
neither wilt thou suffer thy holy | one to | see cor [ 
ruption. 

12 Thou shalt shew me the path of life, in thy 
presence is | fulness of | joy : and at thy right 
hand there are | pleasures for I ever 1 more. 



Ps. 17 3rd mom. 

HEAR the right O Lord, consider | my com ! 
plaint : and hearken unto my prayer, that 
goeth not | out of | feigned | lips. 

2 Let my sentence come forth | from thy | pre- 
sence : and let thine eyes look upon the j thing | 
that is I equal. 

3 Thou hast proved and visited mine heart in the 
night-season, thou hast tried me, and shalt find no 
wickedness 1 in me : for I am utterly purposed that 
my I mouth shall | not of | fend. 

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4 A.S for men's works that are done against the 
words I of thy | lips : I have kept me from the | 
ways of I the de | stroyer. 

5 O hold thou up my goings | in thy | paths : 
that my | footsteps | slip | not. 

6 I have called upon thee O God for | thou shalt \ 
hear me : incline thine ear to me and | hearken | 
unto my | words. 

7 Shew thy marvellous | loving | kindness : thou 
that art the saviour of them which [ put their | 
trust in | thee. 

8 Keep me as the apple | of the | eye : hide me 
under the | shadow | of thy | wings. 

9 I shall behold thy | face in | righteousness : and 
when I awake with thy likeness | I | shall be | 
satisfied. 

Pa. 18 i. Advent, m. 1. 3rd even. 

I WILL love thee O | Lord my | strength : the 
Lord is my | rock and | my de | fence ; 

2 My saviour, my God and my might, in whom | 
I will I trust : my buckler, the horn also of my 
salvation | and my | high | tower. 

3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy | to 
be I praised : so shall I be | safe | from mine | 
enemies. 

4 The sorrows of death | compassed | me : and 
the overflowings of ungodliness | made | me a | 
fraid. 

5 The pains of hell | came a | bout me : the snares 
of j death | over | took me. 

o In my trouble I called up | on the | Lord : and 
com I plained | unto my | God. 

7 He heard my voice out of his | holy 1 temple : 
and my complaint before him came | even | unto 
his I ears. 

8 The earth | trembled and | quaked : the very 

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foundations also of the hills | shook and | were 
re ! moved. 

9 There went a smoke out | from his | presence : 
and a consuming fire out of his mouth, so that | 
coals were | kindled | at it. 

10 He bowed the heavens also and | came 1 
down : and it was | dark | under his | feet. 

11 He rode upon the cherubim | and did | fly : he 
came flying upon the | wings | of the | wind. 

12 He made darkness his | secret | place : his 
pavilion round about him was | dark with | thick j 
clouds. 

13 The Lord also thundered | out of | heaven : 
and the | Highest | uttered his | voice. 

14 The springs of waters were seen, and the 
foundations of the round world | were dis | covered : 
at thy chiding O Lord, at the | blasting | of thy j 
breath. 

15 He shall send down from on | high to | fetch 
me : and shall take me | out of | many | waters. 

16 He shall deliver me from my strongest enemy, 
and from | them which | hate me : for th6y | are 
too I mighty for | me. 

17 They came upon me in the day I of my | 
trouble : but the | Lord was \ my up | holder. 

18 He led me also into a | place of | liberty : 
he brought me forth, even because he had a j favour i 
unto I me. 

19 With the holy thou | shalt be | holy : and with 
a perfect man | thou | shalt be | perfect. 

20 With the clean thou | shalt be | clean : and with 
the froward thou shalt | shew thy | self | froward. 

21 For thou shalt save the people that are | in 
ad I versity : and shalt bring down the | high looks | 
of the I proud. 

22 Thou also shalt | light my | candle : the Lord 
my God shall make my 1 darkness j to be j light. 

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23 The way of God is an unde | filed | way : the 
word of the Lord also is | tried | in the | fire. 

24 For who is God | but the | Lord : or wh6 hath 
any | strength ex | cept our | God. 

25 It is God that girdeth | me with | strength : 
and I maketh my | way | perfect. 

26 Thou hast given me the defence of | thy sal | 
vation : thy right hand hath held me up, and thy 
gentleness hath | made | me | great. 

27 Thou hast made room enough under me | for 
to I go : and my | footsteps ] have not | slipped. 

28 The Lord liveth, and blessed be my | strong j 
helper : and praised b6 the ] God of | my sal j 
vation. 



Ps. 19 Mon. Prime 2 ; Chiistmas. m. 1. 4th morn. 

THE heavens declare the | glory of | God : and 
the firmament | sheweth his | handy | work. 

2 Day unto day | maketh it | known : and night | 
sheweth it j unto j night. 

3 There is neither j speech nor | language : and 
their I voice | cannot be | heard. 

4 Yet is their sound gone out | into all | lands : 
and their words into the | ends J of the | world. 

5 In them hath he set a tabernacle | for the] 
sun : which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of 
his chamber, and rejoiceth as a | giant to | run his | 
course. 

6 His going forth is from the uttermost part of 
the heaven, and his path unto the end of j it a | gain : 
and there is nothing hid I from the | heat there I of. 

Mon. Prime. 3. 

7 The law of the Lord is perfect con | verting 
the 1 soul : the testimony of the Lord is sure, and 
giveth I wisdom | unto the | simple. 

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8 The statutes of the Lord are right and re I joice 
the I heart : the commandment of the Lord is pure, 
and giveth | light | unto the | eyes. 

9 The fear of the Lord is clean and en | dureth 
for I ever : the judgements of the Lord are true 
and I righteous | alto | gether. 

10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea 
than I much fine | gold : sweeter also than honey | 
and the ] honey | comb. 

11 Moreover by them is thy | servant | taught: 
and in keeping of them | there is | great re | ward. 

12 Who can tell how | oft he of|fendeth : O 
cleanse thou me | from my | secret | faults. 

13 Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, 
lest they get the dominion | over | me : so shall I be 
undefiled, and | clear from | great trans | gression. 

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation 
of my heart be alway acceptable | in thy | sight : O 
Lord my | strength and | my re ] deemer. 



Ps. 20 Palm Sunday, m. 2. 4th morn. 

THE Lord hear thee in the | day of ] trouble : 
the name of the God of Jacob | set thee | 
upon I high. 

2 Send thee help | from the | sanctuary : and | 
strengthen thee | out of | Sion ; 

3 Remember | all thy | offerings : and ac | cept 
thy I burnt | sacrifice ; 

4 Grant thee thy | heart's de | sire : and ful | fil | all 
thy I counsel. 

5 We will rejoice in | thy sal I vation : and triumph 
in the name 1 of the | Lord our | God. 

6 Now know I that the Lord helpeth his anointed, 
and will hear him fr6m his | holy | heaven : even 
with the wholesome strength | of his 1 right | hand. 

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7 Some put their trust in chariots and j some in [ 
horses : but we will remember the name | of the \ 
Lord our | God. 

8 They are brought | down and | fallen : but we 
are | risen and | stand j upright. 

9 Save Lord, and hear us O | King of | heaven : 
when we | call up | on | thee. 

Ps. 22 Fn. Prime. 1 ; Tenehrae. 10; 

Good Friday, m. ■— — 

MY God my God, look upon me, why hast 
thou for I saken | me : and art so far from 
my health, and from the | words of | my com | 
plaint ? 

2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, but thou | 
hearest | not : and in the night-season | also I | take 
no I rest. 

3 But thou con | tinuest | holy : O | thou the | wor- 
ship of I Israel. 

4 Our fathers | hoped in | thee : they trusted in 
thee I and thou | didst de | liver them. 

5 They called upon thee | and were holpen : 
they put their trust in thee | and were not con | 
founded. 

6 But as for me, I am a worm and | no | man : a 
very scorn of men and the | outcast | of the j people. 

7 All they that see me laugh | me to | scorn : they 
shoot out their lips and [ shake their | heads | 
saying, 

8 He trusted in God, that he would de ! liver | 
him : let him deliver him, if ! he de | lighteth in I him. 

Friday. Prime. 2. 

9 O go not from me, for trouble is [ hard at I 
hand : and I thef e is | none to | help me. 

10 They gape upon me | with their | mouths : as 
it I were a | roaring | lion. 

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11 I am poured out like water, and all my bones 
are | out of | joint : my heart also in the midst of my 
body IS I even | melted like | wax. 

12 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and 
my tongue cleaveth | to my | mouth : and thou hast 
brought me | into the | dust of | death. 

13 For many dogs are | come a ! bout me : and the 
council of the wicked | layeth | siege a | gainst me. 

14 They pierced my hands and my feet, I may 
tell I all my | bones : they stand | staring and | look- 
ing up I on me. 

15 They part my | garments a|mong them : and 
cast I lots up j on my | vesture. 

16 But be not thou far from [ me O | Lord : thou 
art my succour | haste | thee to | help me. 

17 Deliver my soul | from the | sword : thy 
only one | from the I lion's | mouth. 

Fri. Prime. 3. 

18 I will declare thy name | unto my | brethren : 
in the midst of the congregation | will I | praise | 
thee. 

19 O praise the Lord 1 ye that | fear him : magnify 
him all ye of the seed of Jacob, and fear him | all 
ye I seed of | Israel ; 

20 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the low 
estate | of the j poor : he hath not hid his face from 
him, but when he called | unto | him he | heard 
him. 

21 My praise is of thee in the great | congre | gation : 
my vows will I perform in the \ sight of j them 
that I fear him. 

22 The poor shall eat | and be ] satisfied : they 
that seek after the Lord shall praise him, your 
heart shall | live for | ever. 

23 All the ends of the world shall remember and 
turn I unto the | Lord : and all the kindreds of 
the 1 nations shall 1 worship be Lfore him. 

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24 For the kingdom | is the ] Lord's : and he is 
the govern | or a | mong the | people. 

25 My I seed shall | serve him : they shall be 
counted unto the Lord | for a | gener|ation. 

26 They shall come, and shall declare his 
righteousness unto a people that | shall be | born : 
that the | Lord him \ self hath | done it. 

Ps. 23 T/iHi: Prime. 1 ; Corpus Chrhti. m. 1. 4:th even. 

THE Lord | is my | shepherd : therefore | can 
I I lack I nothing. 

2 He shall feed me in a | green | pasture : and 
lead me forth be | side the | waters of | comfort. 

3 He shall re | store my [ soul : and guide me in 
the paths of righteousness | for his | name's | sake. 

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the 
shadow of death, Y will | fear no | evil : for thou art 
with me, thy rod and thy | staff they | comfort | me. 

5 Thou shalt prepare a table before me against 
them that | trouble | me : thou hast anointed my 
heacf with oil and my | cup | runneth | over. 

6 Surely thy loving-kindness and mercy shall 
follow me all the days | of my | life : and I will 
dwell in the house | of the | Lord for | ever. 

Ps. 24 Mon. Prime. 1 ; Ascension, e. 1. 4th even. 

^HE earth is the Lord's, and all that | therein 



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is : the compass of the world and | they that | 
dwell there | in. 

2 For he hath founded it up | on the ] seas : and 
prepared | it up | on the | floods. 

3 Who shall ascend into the hill | of the | Lord : 
or who shall stand | in his | holy | place ? 

4 Even he that hath clean hands and a | pure j 
heart : and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, 
nor sworn | to de | ceive his | neighbour. 

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5 He shall receive the blessing ! from the | Lord : 
and righteousness from the \ God of | his sal 1 
vation. 

6 This is the generation of | them that | seek him: 
even of them that seek thy | face O | God of I 
Jacob. 

7 Lift up your heads O ye gates, and be ye lift 
up ye ever \ lasting | doors : and the King of | glory | 
shall come | in. 

8 Who is the I King of | glory ? it is the Lord 
strong and mighty, even the | Lord | mighty in I 
battle. 

9 Lift up your heads O ye gates, and be ye lift up 
ye ever | lasting ] doors : and the King of | glory i 
shall come I in. 

10 Who is the | King of | glory ? even the Lord of 
hosts I he is the | King of 1 glory. 



Ps. 25 Tiie.'}. Prime. 1 ; i. Lent. m. 1. 



UNTO thee O Lord will I lift up my soul, O my 
God I have put my | trust in | thee : let me not 
be confounded, neither let mine enemies | triumph \ 
over 1 me. 

2 For all they that hope in thee shall | not be 
a shamed : but such as transgress without a cause 
shall be | put | to con j fusion. 

3 Shew me thy | ways O 1 Lord : and | teach | 
me thy | paths. 

4 Lead me forth in thy | truth and | teach me : for 
thou art the God of my salvation, in thee hath 
been my hope | all the | day I long. 

5 Gall to remembrance O Lord thy | tender | 
mercies : and thy loving-kindnesses, which | have 
been | ever of | old. 

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6 O remember not the sins and offences | of my 
youth : but according to thy mercy think thou upon 
me O I Lord | for thy | goodness. 

Tries. Prime. 2. 

7 Gracious and righteous I is the | Lord : there- 
fore will he teach | sinners | in the | way. 

8 Them that are meek shall he I guide in | judge- 
ment : and such as are gentle i shall he j teach his | 
way. 

9 All the paths of the Lord are | mercy and | 
truth : unto such as keep his | covenant | and his | 
testimonies. 

10 For thy name's | sake O 1 Lord : be merciful 
unto my | sin for I it is | great: 

11 What man is he that | feareth the | Lord : him 
shall he teach in the | way that 1 he shall | choose. 

12 His soul shall | dwell at | ease : and his seed | 
shall in | herit the | land. 

13 The secret of the Lord is among | them that | 
fear him : and he will I shew | them his | covenant. 

Tues. Prime. 3. 

14 Mine eyes are ever looking | unto the | Lord : 
for he shall pluck my | feet | out of the | net. 

15 Turn thee unto m6 and have | mercy up | on 
me : for T am | desolate ] and af ! flicted. 

16 The sorrows of my h^art | are en j larged : O 
bring thou me | out of | my dis | tresses. 

17 Look upon my adversity | and my [ travail : 
and for | give me | all my | sin. 

18 Consider my enemies, how | many they I are : 
and they bear a | tyrannous | hate a I gainst me. 

19 O keep my soul and de \ liver | me : let me not 
be confounded, for I have | put my | trust in | thee. 

20 Let perfectness and righteous dealing pre | 
serve | me : for my | hope hath | been in | thee. 

21 Deliver Fsrael | O | God : out of | all | his 1 
troubles. 

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Ps. 26 Wed. Prime. 1 ; Corpus Christi. m. 2. Sth morn. 

BE thou my judge O Lord, for I have | walked | 
innocently : my trust hath been also in the Lord, 
therefore | shall I | not | fall. 

2 Examine me O | Lord and | prove me : try out 
my I reins | and my | heart. 

3 For thy loving-kindness is ever be | fore mine j 
eyes : and Y will | walk in | thy | truth. 

4 I have not dwelt with \ vain | persons : neither 
will I have | fellowship | with the de [ceitful. 

5 I have hated the congregation | of the | wicked : 
and will not | sit a | mong the un | godly. 

6 I will wash my | hands in | innocency : so will 
I I compass thine | altar O | Lord. 

7 That I may shew the voice | of thanks | giving : 
and tell of I all thy | wondrous | works. 

8 Lord, I have loved the habitation I of thy | 
house : and the place | where thine | honour j 
dwelleth. 

9 O shut not up my soul | with the | sinners : nor 
my I life with | men of | blood. 

10 In whose | hands is | wickedness : and their 
right I hand is | full of | bribes. 

11 Butasforme, I will walk | in mine | innocence: 
O deliver me, and be i merciful | unto | me. 

12 My foot I standeth | right : I will praise the 
Lord I in the | congre i gations. 

Ps. 27 Tejiebrae. Jf ; Passion Sunday, m. 1. 5th. morn. 

THE Lord is my light and my salvation, whom 
then I shall I | fear : the Lord is the strength of 
my life, of whom then | shall I { be a | fraid ? 

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my 
foes, came upon me to ^at | up my | flesh : th^y | 
stumbled | and | fell. 

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3 Though an host of men should encamp against 
me, yet shall not my heart | be a | fraid : and though 
there rose up war against me, yet will I | put my | 
trust in | him. 

4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, which | 
I will I seek : even that I may dwell in the house of 
the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the fair 
beauty of the Lord and to in | quire | in his | temple. 

5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in I 
his pai vilion : yea, in the secret place of his dwelling 
shall he hide me, and set me | up up | on a | rock. 

6 And now shall he lift | up mine | head : above 
mine | enemies | round a | bout me. 

7 Therefore will I offer in his tabernacle an 
oblation of | great | gladness : I will sing and speak | 
praises | unto the | Lord. 

8 Hearken unto my voice O Lord, when I cry | 
unto I thee : have mercy up | on me and | hear | me. 

9 When thou saidst. Seek | ye my | face : my 
heart said unto thee Thy | face Lord | will 1 1 seek. 

10 O hide not thou thy | face | from me : nor cast 
thy servant a | way | in dis | pleasure. 

11 Thou hast | been my | succour : leave me not, 
neither forsake me O | God of | my sal | vation. 

12 When my father and my | mother for | sake 
me : the | Lord will | take me | up. 

13 Teach me thy | way O 1 Lord : and lead me in 
the right way be | cause 1 of mine | enemies. 

14 Deliver me not over into the will | of mine [ 
adversaries : for there are false witnesses risen up 
against me, and | such as | speak | wrong. 

15 I should utterly | have | fainted : but that I be- 
lieve verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the ! 
land I of the | living. 

16 O tarry thou the J Lord's | leisure : be strong, 
and he shall comfort thine heart, dnd | wait thou | on 
the I Lord. 

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Ps. 28 -^j^/^ Soidx. m. 1. 5th even. 

UNTO thee will I cry O I Lord my ! strength : 
think no scorn of me, lest if thou make as though 
thou hearest not, I become like them that go | down | 
into the | pit. . . 

2 Hear the voice of my humble petitions, when 1 
cry I unto 1 thee : when I hold up my hands towards 
the mercy-seat | of thy | holy | temple. 

3 Draw me not away, neither destroy me with 
the ungodly and | wicked | doers : which speak 
friendly to their neighbours, but imagine | mischiet i 
in their | hearts. ... ^ r 

4 For they regard not in their mind the works ol 
the Lord, nor the operation | of his | hands : there- 
fore shall he break them down and | not | build 

them I up. , , , , J 1 

5 Praised 1 be the 1 Lord : for he hath heard the 
voice I of my 1 humble pe I titions. 

6 The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart 
hath trusted in him and 1 1 am | helped : therefore 
my heart danceth for joy, and in my 1 song | will 1 1 
praise him. , , , • .u 

7 The Lord | is my 1 strength : and he is the 
wholesome de I fence of | his an | ointed. ^ 

8 O save thy people, and give thy blessing unto | 
thine in j heritance : feed them and | set them | up 
for 1 ever. 

Ps. 29 Epiphany, m. 1 ; Trifiity. m. 1. 5th even. 

ASCRIBE unto the Lord | O ye I mighty : ascribe 
l\ unto the | Lord | worship and | strength. 

2 Ascribe unto the Lord the honour due | unto 
his I name : worship the | Lord in | holy ar | ray. 

3 It is the Lord that com | mandeth the | waters : 
it is the glorious | God that ! maketh the I thunder. 

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4 It is the Lord that ruleth the sea, the voice of 
the Lord is mighty in | oper | ation : the voice of the 
Lord I is a I glorious | voice. 

5 The voice of the Lord | breaketh the I cedars : 
yea the Lord | breaketh the | cedars of | Lebanon. 

6 The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of 
fire, the voice of the Lord i shaketh the | wilder- 
ness : in his temple doth everything | speak | of his \ 
honour. 

7 The Lord sitteth a | bove the | water-flood : and 
the Lord re j maineth a | king for | ever. 

8 The Lord shall give strength | unto his I people : 
the Lord shall give his people the | blessing | of | 
peace. 

Ps. 30 Hi. Lad. m. 1. 6th morn. 

I WILL magnify thee O Lord, for thou hast | set 
me I up : and not made my foes to | triumph | 
over I me. 

2 O Lord my God, I cried | unto | thee : and | 
thou hast I healed | me. 

3 Thou Lord, hast brought up my soul | from the 
grave : thou hast kept my life from them that go 
down I to the | pit. 

4 Sing praises unto the Lord O | ye his | saints : 
and give thanks unto him for a re | membrance | of 
his I holiness. 

5 While his wrath endureth but for a moment, 
his favour is | for a | lifetime : heaviness may endure 
for a night, but joy | cometh | in the | morning. 

6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall n6ver | be 
re 1 moved : thou Lord, of thy goodness hast | made 
my I hill so | strong. 

7 Thou didst turn thy face from me and I I was | 
troubled : then cried I unto thee, and gat me | to 
my I Lord right | humbly. 

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8 What profit is there | in my | blood : wh^n I go i 
down I to the | pit ? 

9 Shall the dust give thanks | unto 1 thee : or shall | 
it de I clare thy | truth ? 

10 Hear O Lord and have | mercy up 1 on me : 
Lord I be | thou my | helper. 

11 Thou hast turned my mourning | into | joy : 
thou hast put off my sackcloth, and | girded | me 
with h gladness. 

12 Therefore shall every good man sing of thy 
praise with \ out I ceasing : O my God, I will give 
thanks 1 unto j thee for | ever. (and Psalm 32] 



Ps. 31 i- Lejit. e. 1. I I ■ 

IN thee O Lord have I | put my j trust : let me 
never be put to confusion de | liver me | in thy I 
righteousness. 

2 Bow down thine | ear to | me ; make haste | to 
dej liver | me. 

3 And be thou my strong rock, and house ! of 
de I fence : that | thou mayest | save | me. 

4 For thou art my strong rock | and my | castle : 
be thou also my guide, and lead me | for thy | 
name's | sake. 

5 Draw me out of the net, that they have laid | 
privily | for me : for | thou 1 art my | strength. 

6 Into thy hands I com | mend my | spirit : for thou 
hast redeemed me, O' | Lord thou | God of | truth. 

7 I have hated them that regard 1 lying | vanities : 
and my trust hath I been | in the | Lord. 

8 I will be glad and rejoice | in thy I mercy : for 
thou hast considered my trouble, and hast known 
my I soul I in ad I versities. 

9 Thou hast not shut me up into the hand | of the | 
enemy : but hast set my feet | in a | large | place. 

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THE PSALTER 

10 Have mercy upon me O Lord for | I am in i 
trouble : and mine eye is consumed for very heavi- 
ness, yea my ] soul | and my | body. 

H For my life is waxen | old with ] heaviness : 
and my | years | with | mourning. 

12 My strength faileth me, because of | mine in | 
iquity : and my | bones | are con | sumed. 

13 I became a reproof among all mine enemies, 
but especially a 1 mong my | neighbours : they of 
mine acquaintance were afraid of me, and they that 
did 1 see me with | out fled | from me. 

14 I am clean forgotten, as a dead man | out of 1 
mind : I am become | like a | broken | vessel. 

15 For I have heard the blasphemy of the multi- 
tude, and fear is on j every | side : while they con- 
spire together against me, and take their counsel to 1 
take a | way my | life. 

16 But my hope hath been in | thee O [ Lord : I 
have said | Thou | art my | God. 

17 My times are in thy hand, deliver me from the 
hand ] of mine \ enemies : and from [ them that | 
persecute | me. 

18 Shew thy servant the light | of thy | counten- 
ance : and save me | for thy | mercy's 1 sake. 

19 O how plentiful is thy goodness, which thou 
hast laid up for | them that | fear thee : and that 
thou hast prepared for them that put their trust in 
thee, even be I fore the ] sons of | men ! 

20 Thou shalt hide them privily in thine own 
presence from the | plotting of 1 men : thou shalt 
keep them secretly in thy pavilion j from the I strife 
of I tongues. 

21 Thanks be | to the | Lord : for he hath shew- 
ed me marvellous great kindness j in a | strong | 
city. 

22 But in my ] haste I j said : I am cast out of the ' 
sight of 1 thine | eyes. 

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23 Nevertheless, thou heardest the voice j ofmyl 
prayer : when I | cried | unto | thee. 

24 O love the Lord all | ye his 1 saints : tor the 
Lord preserveth them that are faithful, and pl6nte- 
ously re \ w ardeth the | proud | doer. 

25 Be strong, and he shall es | tablish your | heart : 
all ye that put your | trust 1 in the | Lord. 

Ps. 32 i. Lent. c. 2. 6th morn. 

BLESSED is he whose transgression \ is for i 
given : and whose | sin | is 1 covered. 

2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord im- 
puteth I not in | iquity : and in whose 1 spirit there 1 
is no I guile. 

3 For while I 1 held my 1 tongue : my bones con- 
sumed away through my com | plaining | all the | day. 

4 For thy hand was heavy upon me | day and | 
night : and my moisture became 1 like the | drought 
of I summer. 

5 I acknowledged my sin J unto 1 thee : and 
mine iniquity 1 have I | not 1 hid. 

6 I said, I will confess my transgressions 1 unto 
the I Lord : and so thou forgavest the | wickedness | 

of my 1 sin. , . ,, i u- 

7 For this shall every one that is godly make his 
prayer unto thee, in a time when thou | mayest be 
found : and in the great water-floods 1 they shall 
not come 1 nigh him. 

8 Thou art a place to hide me in, thou shalt pre- 
serve 1 me from 1 trouble : thou shalt compass me 
about with | songs 1 of de | liverance. 

9 I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way 
wherein | thou shalt 1 go : and F will 1 guide thee ! 
with mine I eye. u- u u^ 

10 Be ye not like to horse and mule, which have 
no I under | standing : whose mouths must be held 
with bit and bridle else | they will 1 not o j bey thee. 

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11 Great sorrows remain | for the un | godly : but 
whoso putteth his trust in the Lord, mercy em- 
braceth | him on | every | side. 

12 Be glad O ye righteous, and rejoice | in the j 
Lord : and shout for joy, all ye | that are | true of | 
heart. 

Ps. 33 All Saints, m. 1. 6th even. 

REJOICE in the Lord | O ye | righteous : for it 
. becometh well the | just | to be | thankful. 

2 Praise the Lord | with the | harp : sing praises 
unto him with the lute and | psaltery | often | strings. 

3 Sing unto the Lord a | new | song : play skil- 
fully unto him | with a | loud | noise. 

4 For the word of the | Lord is | true : and all 
his I works are | faithful. 

5 He loveth righteous | ness and | judgement : the 
earth is full of the \ goodness | of the | Lord. 

6 By the word of the Lord were the | heavens | 
made : and all the hosts of them by the | breath | of 
his \ mouth. 

7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together, as it 
were up | on an | heap : and layeth up the | deep 
as I in a I treasure-house. 

8 Let all the earth | fear the | Lord : stand in awe 
of him, all ye that 1 dwell J in the | world. 

9 For he spake and | it was | done : he com- 
manded I and it | stood | fast. 

10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the [ heathen 
to 1 nought : and maketh the devices of the people 
to I be of I none ef | feet. 

11 The counsel of the Lord standeth | fast for | 
ever : and the thoughts of his heart to | all | gener | 
ations. 

12 Blessed are the people, whose God | is the I 
Lord : and blessed are the folk that he hath 1 chosen 
for I his in ] heritance. 

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13 The Lord looketh down from heaven, and be- 
holdeth all the | children of | men : from the habita- 
tion of his dwelling he considereth all them that j 
dwell I on the | earth. 

14 He fashioneth the hearts 1 of them \ all : and 
under | standeth | all their \ works. 

15 There is no king that can be saved by the 
multitude | of an | host : neither is any mighty man 
de I livered by | much | strength. 

16 A horse is counted but a vain thing to ] save 
a ] man : neither shall he deliver any man | by his | 
great 1 power. 

17 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon | them 
that I fear him : and upon them that put their j 
trust I in his | mercy. 

18 To deliver their | soul from | death : and to 
feed them | in the | time of | dearth. 

19 Our soul hath patiently tarried | for the \ Lord : 
for he is our | help | and our | shield. 

20 For our heart shall re | joice in | him : because 
we have hoped | in his | holy | name. 

21 Let thy merciful kindness O Lord 1 be up | on 
us : as we do | put our | trust in | thee. 

Ps. 34 fVed. Comp. 1 ; AH Sainfs. m. 2 ; 6th even. 

All Angels, m. 1. 

I WILL alway give thanks i unto the | Lord : his 
praise shall | ever be | in my | mouth. 

2 My soul shall make her boast i in the | Lord : 
the humble shall hear there | of | and be | glad. 

3 O magnify the | Lord | with me : and let us 
ex I alt his | name to | gether. 

4 I sought the Lord 1 and he | heard me : yea, he 
delivered me | out of | all my | fear. 

5 They had an eye unto him j and were | light- 
ened : and their | faces were | not a | shamed. 

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6 Lo the poor crieth, and the Lord ] heareth | 
him : yea, and saveth him | out of | all his | troubles. 

7 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about | 
them that | fear him : and | - de | livereth | them. 

8 O taste and see how gracious the | Lord | is : 
blessed is the | man that | trusteth in | him. 

9 O fear the Lord, ye that | are his | saints : for 
they that | fear him | lack | nothing. 

10 The lions do lack and | suffer | hunger : but 
they who seek the Lord shall want no manner of [ 
thing I that is | good. 

Wed. Comp. 2. 

11 Gome ye children, and hearken | unto [ me : I 
will teach you the | fear | of the | Lord. 

12 What man is he that de i sireth j life : and 
would I fain see | many | days ? 

13 Keep thy | tongue from | evil : and thy lips j 
that they | speak no | guile. 

14 Eschew evil and | do | good : seek | peace | and 
en j sue it. 

15 The eyes ofthe Lordare to | ward the | righteous: 
and his ears are | open | unto their | prayers. 

16 The face of the Lord is against them that | do | 
evil : to root out the remembrance of | them | from 
the I earth. 

17 The righteous cry, and the Lord | heareth | 
them : and delivereth them | out of | all their j 
troubles. 

18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a | con- 
trite I heart : and will save such as | be of an j 
humble | spirit. 

19 Great are the troubles I of the | righteous : but 
the Lord de | livereth him | out of | all. 

20 He keepeth | all his | bones : so that not | one 
of I them is | broken. 

21 But misfortune shall slay | the un | godly : and 
they that hate the | righteous ! shall be | desolate. 

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22 The Lord delivereth the s6uls I of his I ser- 
vants : and none of them that put their trust in | him 
shall I be con \ demned. 

Pg 3g 7th morn. 

MY heart sheweth me the wickedness | of the 
un I godly : that there is no fear of | God be i 
fore his 1 eyes. 

2 For he flattereth himself in his | own | sight : 
that his iniquity | shall not | be found | out. 

3 The words of his mouth are unrighteous, and 
full I of de I ceit : he hath left off to behave himself 
wisely I and to | do | good. 

4 He imagineth mischief upon his bed, and hath 
set himself in I no good I way : neither doth he 
abhor | any thing | that is | evil. 

5 Thy mercy O Lord, reacheth | unto the | heavens: 
and thy | faithfulness | unto the | clouds. 

6 Thy righteousness stand eth like the | strong! 
mountains : thy judgements are | like the | great | 
deep. 

7 Thou Lord, preservest | man and | beast : and 
the children of men take refuge under the | shadow ! 
of thy I wings. 

8 They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness | 
of thy I house : and thou shaltgive them to | drink of 
thy [pleasant | stream. 

9 For with thee is the \ spring of | life : and in 
thy I light shall ] we see | light. 

10 O continue forth thy loving-kindness unto! 
them that | know thee : and thy righteousness unto 
th6m J that are | true of | heart. 

11 O let not the foot of pride | come a | gainst me : 
and let not the hand of the un! godly | cast me! 
down. 

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12 There are they fallen, all that | work | wicked- 
ness : they are cast down and shall | not be | able 
to I stand. 

Fs. 37 7th morn. 

FRET not thyself because of | the un | godly : 
neither be thou envious a | gainst the | evil | doers. 

2 For they shall soon be cut down | like the | 
grass : and be withered | as the | green j herb. 

3 Put thou thy trust in the Lord and be | doing ] 
good : dwell in the land and | verily thou | shalt be j 
fed. 

4 Delight thou | in the \ Lord : and he shall give | 
thee thy | heart's de | sire. 

5 Commit thy way unto the Lord, and put thy j 
trust in | him : and | he shall | bring it to | pass. 

6 He shall make thy righteousness as clear | as 
the I light : and thy | judgement j as the | noon- 
day. 

7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently up | on | 
him : but grieve not thyself at him whose way doth 
prosper, against the man that doeth | after | evil | 
counsels. 

8 Leave off from wrath and let | go dis | pleasure : 
fret not thyself, else shalt thou be | moved to | do | 
evil. 

9 Wicked doers shall be | rooted | out : but they 
that patiently abide the Lord | shall in j herit the | 
land. 

10 Yet a little while, and the ungodly shall be j 
clean | gone : thou shalt look after his place and | he 
shall I be a I way. 

11 But the meek shall pos | sess the | earth : and 
shall be refreshed | in the a j bundance of | peace. 

12 For the arms of the ung6dly | shall be | broken : 
but the j Lord up i holdeth the | righteous. 

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13 The Lord ordereth a I good man's I going : and 
maketh his way ac ceptable I to him | self. 

14 Though he fall, he shall not be j cast a ! way : 
for the Lord up I holdeth him I vyith his ! hand. 

15 The righteous is ever merci | ful and | lendeth : 
and his I seed 1 is I blessed. 

16 Flee from evil, and do the thing 1 that is | good : 
and I dwell for | ever | more. 

17 For the Lord loveth the thing 1 that is I right : 
he forsaketh not his that be godly, but they I are 
pre I served for I ever. 

18 The righteous shall in I herit the i land : and | 
dwell there | in for | ever. 

19 The mouth of the righteous is exer I cised in | 
wisdom : and his tongue | will be | talking of] 
judgement. 

20 The law of his God is ] in his | heart : and his | 
goings] shall not | slide. 

21 Hope thou in the Lord and | keep his | way : 
and he shall promote thee, that thou | shalt pos I 
sess the | land. 

22 Keep innocency, and take heed unto the 
thing I that is i right : for that shall bring a man j 
peace | at the | last. 

Ps. 38 Tenebrae. 2 ; Ash Wed. m. 2 / — 

in. Lent. m. 2. 

PUT me not to rebuke O Lord | in thine i 
anger : neither chasten me | in thy | heavy dis \ 
pleasure. 

2 For thine arrows stick | fast in [ me : and thy | 
hand | presseth me | sore. 

3 There is no health in my flesh, because of | 
thy dis ! pleasure : neither is there any rest in my 
b6nes by j reason | of my | sin. 

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4 For mine iniquities are g6ne | over my | head : 
and are like a sore burden, too | heavy for | me to i 
bear. 

5 I am brought into so great | trouble and | 
misery : that I go mourning | all the I day | long. 

6 I am feeble and | sore | smitten : I have sighed 
for the dis I quiet | of my | heart. 

7 Lord, thou knowest all | my de | sire : and my 
groaning | is not | hid from | thee. 

8 My heart panteth, my strength hath | failed | 
me : and the light of mine | eyes is | gone ] from me. 

9 My lovers and my neighbours did stand 
looking up I on my | trouble : and my kinsmen 
stood a I far | off. 

10 They also that sought after my life laid i 
snares for | me : and they that went about to do me 
evil talked of wickedness, and imagined deceit | all 
the I day | long. 

11 As for me, I was like a deaf | man and ^ 
heard not : and as one that is dumb who | doth 
not I open his { mouth. 

12 I became even as a man that [ heareth | not : 
and in whose | mouth are | no re i proofs. 

13 For in thee O Lord have I | put my | trust : 
thou shalt answer for | me O | Lord my | God. 

14 For r will con fess my | wickedness : and be ! 
sorry I for my | sin. 

15 Forsake me not O | Lord my | God : be not I 
thou I far | from me. 

16 Haste I thee to | help me : O Lord ] God of' 
my sal vation. 

Ps. 39 7th even. 

I SAID, I will take heed I to my | ways : that Y 
of i fend not | with my | tongue. 
2 I will keep my mouth as it w^re | with a | 
bridle : while the un godly is | in my | sight. 

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THE PSALTER 

3 I held my tongue, and | spake I nothing : I kept 
silence, yea even from good words, but it was | 
pain and | grief to | me. 

4 My heart was hot within me, and while I was 
thus musing the | fire | kindled : and at the last 
I I spake I with my \ tongue ; 

5 Lord let me know mine end, and the number | 
of my I days : let me | know how | frail I | am. 

6 Behold, thou hast made my days as it vvere a 
span long, and mine age is even as nothing in re i 
spect of 1 thee : and verily every man living is | 
alto I gether | vanity. 

7 For man walketh in a vain shadow, and dis- 
quieteth him ! self in | vain : he heapeth up riches, 
and^ cannot tell | who shall j gather | them. 

8 And now Lord what | is my | hope : truly my | 
hope is I even in | thee. 

9 Deliver me from all \ mine of | fences : and make 
me n6t a re | buke | unto the | foolish. 

10 I became dumb, and opened ] not my | mouth : 
for I it was | thy | doing. 

11 Take thy stroke a| way | from me : I am even 
consumed by the | conflict | of thy | hand. 

12 When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for 
sin, thou makest his beauty to con | sume a j way : 
like as it were a | moth | fretting a | garment. 

13 Hear my prayer O Lord, and with thine ears 
con I sider my | calling : hold not thy | peace | at 
my I tears. 

14 For r am a | stranger | with thee : and a so- 
journer as I all my | fathers | were. 

15 O spare me a little, that V may re | cover my i 
strength : before I go hence and [be no | more I 
seen. 



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THE PSALTER 

Ps. 40 Tenchrae. 7 ; i. Lent. m. 2; 7th even. 

Good Friday, e. 1. 

I WAITED patiently ] for the | Lord : and he 
inch'ned unto | me and | heard my | cry. 

2 He brought me also out of the horrible pit, out 
of the I mire and | clay : and set my feet upon the 
rock and es | tab | lished my | goings. 

3 And he hath put a new song | in my | mouth : 
even a thanks i giving | unto our | God. 

4 Many shall | see it and | fear : and shall put 
their | trust | in the \ Lord. 

5 Blessed is the man that hath set his hope | in 
the I Lord : and turned not unto the proud, and to 
such as I go a I bout with | lies. 

6 O Lord my God, great are the wondrous 
works which | thou hast | done : like as be also 
thy I thoughts which | are to | us-ward. 

7 If I should declare them and | speak of | them : 
they should be more than V am | able | to ex | press. 

8 Sacrifice and offering thou | wouldest | not : 
but mine | ears | hast thou | opened. 

9 Burnt-offering and sacrifice for sin hast thou | 
not re | quired : then 1 said I | Lo I | come, 

10 In the volume of the book it is written of me, 
that I should fulfil thy will | O my [ God : I am 
content to do it, yea thy law | is with | in my | heart. 

11 I have declared thy righteousness in the 
great | congre gation : lo, I will not refrain my 
lips O I Lord and | that thou | knowest. 

12 I have not hid thy righteousness with | in my \ 
heart : my talk hath been of thy truth | and of | thy 
sal i vation. 

13 I have not kept back thy loving | mercy and | 
truth : from the | great | congre | gation. 

14 Withdraw not thou thy mercy from ] me O | 

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THE PSALTER 

Lord : let thy loving-kindness and thy truth | al | way 
pre I serve me. 

15 For innumerable troubles are come about 
me, my sins have taken such hold upon me that 
I am not able to | look | up : yea they are more in 
number than the hairs of my head, and my | heart 
hath I failed | me. 

16 O Lord, let it be thy pleasure to de | liver | me : 
make | haste O | Lord to | help me.^ 

17 Let all those that seek thee be joyful and ] glad 
in I thee : and let such as love thy salvation say 
alway The | Lord | be | praised. 

18 As for me I am | poor and | needy : but the 1 
Lord I careth | for me. 

19 Thou art my helper | and re | deemer : make 
no long I tarrying | O my | God. 

Fs. 41 8th morn. 

BLESSED is he that considereth the | poor and | 
needy : the Lord shall deliver him | in the ! 
time of I trouble. 

2 The Lord will preserve him and | keep him a | 
live : and he shall be | blessed up | on the | earth. 

3 The Lord will comfort him, when he lieth sick 
up I on his I bed : thou makest j all his | bed in | 
sickness. 

4 I said Lord, be merciful | unto | me : heal my 
soul for I I have | sinned a | gainst thee. 

5 Mine enemies speak | evil | of me : When shall 
he die | and his | name | perish ? 

6 And if he come to see me he | speaketh | vanity : 
and his heart conceiveth falsehood within himself, 
and when he cometh | forth he | telleth | it. 

7 All mine enemies whisper to | gether a \ gainst 
me : even against me do | they de | vise my | 
hurt. 

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THE PSALTER 

8 Yea, even mine own familiar friend | whom 
I J trusted : who did also eat of my bread, hath 
lilted I up his | heel a I gainst me. 

9 But be thou merciful unto | me O ] Lord : and | 
raise me | up a | gain. 

10 By this I know thou de | lightest in | me : that 
mine enemy doth not | triumph | over | me. 

11 And because of my innocency | thou up | bold- 
est me : and shalt s^t me be | fore thy | face for | 
ever. 

Fs. 42 8th morn. 

1IKE as the hart de | sireth the | water-brooks : 
^ so longeth my soul | after | thee O | God. 

2 My soul is athirst for God, yea even for the | 
living I God : when shall I come to appear be | fore 
the I presence of | God ? 

3 My tears have been my meat [ day and | night : 
while they daily say unto me | Where is | now thy | 
God ? 

4 Now when I think thereupon, I pour out my ! 
heart with | in me : for I went with the multitude, 
and led them | to the | house of | God ; 

5 With the voice of | praise and | joy : a multi- 
tude I keeping | holy | day. 

6 Why art thou so full of heaviness | O my | soul : 
and why art thou so dis | quiet | ed with | in me ? 

7 Put thy I trust in I God : for I will yet give him 
thanks for the | help | of his | countenance. 

8 My God, my soul is | vexed with | in me : there- 
fore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, 
from Hermon | and the | little | hill. 

9 One deep calleth another, because of the noise | 
of thy I water-floods : all thy waves and billows 
are | gone | over | me. 

10 The Lord will grant his loving-kindness | in 
the I day-time : and in the night-season will I sing 

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THE PSALTER 

of him, and make my prayer unto the | God 1 of 
my I life. , 

11 I will say unto the God of my strength, Why 
hast thou for | gotten | me : why go I thus heavily, 
while the | enemy op | presseth | me ? 

12 My bones are smitten asunder as 1 with a | 
sword : while mine enemies say daily unto me | 
Where is | now thy | God ? 

13 Why art thou so v6xed | O my | soul : and why 
art thou s6 dis | quiet | ed with | in me ? 

14 O put thy I trust in | God : for I will yet thank 
him, which is the health of my | countenance I and 
my I God. 

Pg. 43 Communion. •^•""^^ 

JUDGE me O God, and plead my cause against 
the un 1 godly | people : O deliver me from the 
de I ceitful and | wicked | man. 

2 For thou art the God of my strength, why hast 
thou I put me | from thee : and why go I mourning 
because of the op | pression | of the | enemy ? 

3 O send out thy light and thy truth | let them | 
lead me : let them bring me unto thy holy 1 hill 
and I to thy | dwelling ; ^ ^ , 

4 That I may go unto the altar of God, even unto 
God my ex 1 ceeding i joy : and upon the harp will I 
praise | thee O | God my | God. 

5 Why art thou so heavy J O my | soul : and why 
art thou so dis | quiet | ed with | in me ? 

6 Hope in God for I 1 shall yet | praise him : 
who is the health of my | countenance | and my i 
God. 

Ps. 44 ii. Advent, m, 1. " 

WE have heard with our ears, O God ourj 
fathers have | told us : what thou hast d6ne | 
in their | time of | old ; 

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THE PSALTER 

2 How thou hast driven out the heathen with thy 
hand, and planted | them | in : how thou hast de- 
stroyed the nations and | made | them to | flourish. 

3 For they gat not the land in possession through 
their | own | sword : neither was it their own | arm 
that I helped I them ; 

4 But thy right hand and thine arm, and the h'ght | 
of thy I countenance : because thou hadst a 1 favour | 
untoj them. 

5 Thou art my | King O | God : send de | liver - 
ance | unto | Jacob. 

6 For I will not trust | in my | bow : it is not my | 
sword I that shall | help me ; 

7 But it is thou that savest us | from our | 
enemies : and puttest 1 them to | shame that | hate us. 

8 We make our boast of God | all day | long : and 
will I praise thy | name for | ever. 

9 But now thou art far off, and puttest us | to 
con I fusion : and goest not | forth | with our | armies. 

10 Thou makest us to turn our backs up | on our \ 
enemies : so that they which | hate us | spoil our | 
goods. 

11 Thou lettest us be eaten | up like | sheep : and 
hast scattered | us a | mong the j heathen. 

12 Thou sellest thy | people for I nought : and | 
takest no | money | for them. 

13 Thou makest us to be rebuked | of our | neigh- 
bours : to be laughed to scorn, and had in derision 
of them I that are | round a | bout us. 

14 Thou makest us to be a by-word a | mong the | 
heathen : a shaking of the j head a | mong the | 
peoples. 

15 My confusion is | daily be | fore me : and the 
shame of my | face hath | covered ( me. 

16 Though all this be come upon us, yet do we | 
not for I get thee : nor have we dealt | falsely | in thy | 
covenant. 

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THE PSALTER 

17 Our heart is not | turned | back : neither our | 
steps gone | out of thy | way ; 

18 No, not when thou hast smitten us m the | 
place of I dragons : and covered us | with the i 
shadow of ! death. 

19 If we have forgotten the name of our God, 
and holden up our hands to | any strange | god : 
shall not God search it out ? for he knoweth the 
very | secrets | of the | heart. 

20 For thy sake also are we killed | all the 
day I long : and are counted as sheep ap j pointed | 
to be I slain. 

21 tip Lord, why | sleepest | thou : awake, and 
be not I absent from | us for | ever. 

22 Wherefore hidest | thou thy | face : and for- 
gettest our | trouble | and op | pression ? 

23 For our soul is brought low, even ] unto the | 



dust : our flesh 

24 Arise and 

mercy's | sake. 



cleaveth | unto the | ground, 
help I us : and deliver us | for thy 



Ps. 45 Christmas, m. 2. ^m^^mm 

MY heart is inditing a | good | matter : I speak of 
the things which V have | made con | cerning 
the I king. 

2 Thou art fairer than the | children of | men : 
full of grace are thy lips, because God hath | blessed ; 
thee for | ever. 

3 Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh O | 
thou most I mighty : according to thy | worship | 
and re | nown. 

4 In thy majesty ride | on and | prosper : because 
of the word of truth of | meekness and | righteous- 1 
ness. 

5 Thy throne O God en j dureth for | ever : the 
sceptre of thy kingdom | is a | right | sceptre. 

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THE PSALTER 

6 Thou hast loved righteousness and | hated | 
wickedness : wherefore God, even thy God, hath 
anointed thee with the 6il of | gladness a | bove thy | 
fellows. 

7 All thy garments smell of myrrh | aloes and | 
cassia : out of the ivory palaces stringed instruments 
have I made thee | to re | joice. 

8 Kings' daughters are among thy | honourable | 
women : upon thy right hand doth stand the queen 
in a vesture of gold, wrought a | bout with | divers j 
colours. 

9 Hearken O daughter and consider in i cline 
thine I ear : forget also thine own people | and thy | 
father s house. 

10 So shall the king have pleasure | in thy | 
beauty : for he is thy lord and | worship | thou | 
him. 

11 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there | with 
a I gift : the rich also among the people | shall in | 
treat thy | favour. 

12 The king's daughter | is all | glorious : her 
clothing I is of I wrought | gold. 

13 She shall be brought unto the king in | beauti- 
ful I raiment : the virgins that be her fellows shall 
bear her company, and shall be | brought | unto| 
thee. 

14 With joy and gladness shall | they be | brought : 
and shall enter | into the | king's | palace. 

15 Instead of thy fathers shall | be thy | children : 
whom thou shalt make | princes | in all | lands. 

16 I will remember thy name from one genera- 
tion I to an I other : therefore shall the peoples give 
thanks unto thee | world with | out | end. 

Fs. 46 8th even. 

GOD is our I refuge and I strength : a v^ry | 
present | help in | trouble. 
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THE PSALTER 

2 Therefore will we not fear, though the | earth 
be I moved : and though the hills be carried into the | 
midst I of the | sea. 

3 Though the waters thereof | rage and | swell : 
and though the mountains shake | at the | tempest 
there | of. 

4 The Lord of | hosts is | with us : the God of | 
Jacob I is our | refuge. 

5 There is a river, the streams whereof make 
glad the | city of | God : the holy dw611ing-place | of 
the I Most I High. 

6 God is in the midst of her, therefore shall she 
not I be re I moved : God shall | help her and | that 
right I early. 

7 The heathen rage and the | kingdoms are \ 
moved : but God hath uttered his voice and the | 
earth shall | melt a| way. 

8 The Lord of | hosts is | with us : the God of | 
Jacob I is our | refuge. 

9 O come hither, and behold the ] works of the | 
Lord : he maketh wars to | cease in | all the ! world. 

10 He breaketh the bow, and snappeth the | 
spear in | sunder : he burnetii the | chariot | in the i 
fire. 

11 Be still then, and know that | I am | God : 
I will be exalted among the heathen, and L will be 
ex I alted | in the I earth. 

12 The Lord of | hosts is | with us : the God of | 
Jacob I is our | refuge. 

Ps. 47 Ascensioji. e. 2. 8th even. 

OGLAP your hands together | all ye | people : 
O sing unto God | with the | voice of | melody. 

2 For the Lord is high and | to be | feared : he is 
the great King | over | all the | earth. 

3 God is gone up | with a | shout : and the Lord 
with the ! sound | of a | trumpet. 

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4 O sing praises, sing praises | unto our | God : 
O sing praises sing | praises | unto our | King. 

5 For God is the King of | all the | earth : sing 
ye I praises with | under | standing. 

6 God reigneth | over the | heathen : God sitteth 
up I on his I holy | throne. 

7 The princes of the people are | gathered to | 
gether : to be the people | of the | God of | Abra- 
ham. 

8 For God is v6ry | high ex | alted : and he doth 
defend the ] earth as | with a | shield. 

Ps. 48 Whitsunday, m. 1. 9th morn. 

GREAT is the Lord, and highly | to be | praised : 
in the city of our God, even up | on his | hob' I 
hill. 

2 The hill of Sion is a fair place, and the joy of 
the I whole | earth : God is well known in her 
palaces | as a | sure | refuge. 

3 For lo, the kings of the earth gathered against 
the I holy | city : but together they have all | turned 
and I passed a | way. 

4 They marvelled to j see such | things : they 
were ast6nished and | suddenly | cast | down. 

5 Fear and trembling | came up j on them : as 
up 1 on a I woman in | travail. 

6 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city 
of the Lord of hosts, in the city | of our | God ; 
God will es i tablish | it for | ever. 

7 We wait for thy loving | kindness O | God : in 
the I midst | of thy ! temple. 

8 O God, according to thy name, so is thy praise 
unto the | end of the | earth : thy right | hand is j 
full of I righteousness. 

9 Let mount Sion rejoice, and the daughters of | 
Judah be | glad : be j cause of 1 thy | judgements. 

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10 Walk about Sion, and g6 | round a ! bout her : 
and I tell the | towers there | of. 

11 Mark well her bulwarks con | sider her 
palaces : that ye may tell it to | them that | come 
after. 

12 For this God is our God for | ever and | ever 
he shall be our guide | even | unto | death. 



Ps. 50 i. Advent, e. 1 ; All SaiJits. e. 1. 9th morn. 

THE Lord, even the most mighty | God hath | 
spoken : and called the world, from the rising 
up of the sun,unto the I going | down there | of. 

2 Out of Sion hath \ God ap | peared : in | per | feet | 
beauty. 

3 Our God shall c6me and shall | not keep | 
silence : there shall go before him a consuming fire, 
and a mighty tempest shall be | stirred up | round 
a I bout him. 

4 He shall call to the | heavens, a | hove : and to 
the earth that | he may | judge his | people. 

5 Gather my saints together | unto | me : those 
that have made a | covenant with | me by j sacrifice. 

6 And the heavens shall de | clare his | righteous- 
ness : for I God is | judge him | self. 

7 Hear O my people and [ I will | speak : for I 
am God | even | thy | God. 

8 I will not reprove thee because | of thy | sacri- 
fices : as for thy burnt-offerings | they are | alway 
be I fore me. 

9 I will take no bullock | out of thine | house : 
nor I he-goat ] out of thy | folds. 

10 For all the blasts of the \ forest are J mine : 
and so are the cattle up | on a | thousand | hills. 

11 I know all the fowls up | on the | mountains : 
and the wild beasts of the I field are | in my | sight, 

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12 If I were hungry I | would not | tell thee : for 
the whole world is mine and | all that | is there | in. 

13 Offer unto God the sacrifice | of thanks | giving : 
and pay thy vows | unto the | Most | High. 

14 And call upon me in the | time of | trouble : so 
will I hear thee and | thou shalt | praise | me. 

Ps. 51 Tenebrne. 13 ; iv. Lent. m. 2. 9th even. 

HAVE mercy upon me O God, after thy | great | 
goodness : according to the multitude of thy 
mercies do a | way | mine of j fences. 

2 Wash me throughly | from my | wickedness :■ 
and I cleanse me | from my | sin. 

3 For r ac | knowledge my | faults : and my | sin 
is I ever be | fore me. 

4 Against thee only have I sinned, and done this 
evil I in thy | sight : that thou mightest be justified 
in thy saying, and be | clear | when thou | judgest. 

5 Behold, thou requirest truth in the | inward | 
parts : and shalt make me to under j stand | wisdom | 
secretly. 

6 Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I | shall 
be I clean : thou shalt wash me, and I | shall be | 
whiter than | snow. 

7 Thou shalt make me to h^ar | joy and | gladness : 
that the bones which thou hast | broken | may re | 
joice. 

8 Turn thy face | from my | sins : and | put out | 
all my | misdeeds. 

9 Make me a clean | heart O | God : and ren6w 
a I right | spirit with | in me. 

10 Cast me not away j from thy | presence : and 
take not thy | holy | spirit | from me. 

11 O give me the comfort of thy | help a | gain: 
and stablish me | with thy | free | spirit. 

12 Thenshalll teach thy ways | unto the | wicked : 
and sinners shall be con | verted | unto | thee. 

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13 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness O God, thou 
that art the God | of my | health : and my t6ngue 
shall I sing | of thy | righteousness. , , , , , 

14 Thou Shalt open my 1 lips O | Lord : and my | 
mouth shall | shew thy | praise. 

15 For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would 1 
give it I thee : but thou delightest | not in 1 burnt I 
offerings. , . , , , 

16 The sacrifice of God is a 1 troubled 1 spirit : a 
broken and contrite heart O God 1 thou wilt | not 
de I spise. l^nd Psalm 56] 

Ps. 52 Wed. Pnme. 2. '- 

WHY boastest thou thyself thou tyrant, that 
thou I canst do | mischief : whereas the good- 
ness of I God en i dureth | daily ? 

2 Thy tongue im 1 agineth | wickedness : and with 
lies thou cuttest | like a | sharp | razor. 

3 Thou hast loved evil | more than | good : and 
to talk of I lies i more than | righteousness. 

4 Thou hast loved to speak all words that | may 
do I hurt : O' | thou de i ceitful | tongue. 

5 Therefore shall God destroy | thee for | ever : 
he shall take thee, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling, 
and root thee out of the | land | of the | living. 

6 The righteous also shall see | this and | fear : 
and shall j laugh | him to | scorn ; , r t • 

7 Lo, this is the man that took not God J for his \ 
strength :but trusted in the multitude of his riches, 
and strengthened him | self | in his | wickedness. 

8 As for me, I am like a green olive-tr6e in the I 
house of i God : my trust is in the tender m^rcy of 
God for I ever and | ever. 

9 I will always give thanks unto thee for that I 
thou hast I done : and I will hope in thy name, for 
thy I saints | like it | well. 

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Ps. 53 Wed. Prime. 3 ; in. Advent, e. 1. ^— ■— 

THE fool hath said | in his | heart : There | is | 
no I God. 

2 Corrupt are they, and become abominable | in 
their | wickedness: there is | none that | doeth 1 good. 

3 God looked down from heaven upon the | 
children of | men : to see if there were any that 
would understand and | seek | after | God. 

4 But they are all gone out of the way, they are 
altogether be I come a i bominable : there is also 
none that doeth | good | no not | one. 

5 Have the workers of iniquity no | under j 
standing : eating up my people as if they would eat 
bread ? neither have they | called up | on | God. 

6 They were afraid where | no fear | was : for 
God hath broken the bones of him that besieged 
thee, thou hast put them to confusion, because God [ 
hath de i spised | them. 

7 Oh that the salvation were given unto Fsrael 1 
out of I Sion : Oh that the Lord would deliver his j 
people I out of cap | tivity ! 

8 Then should I Jacob re Ijoice rand Fsrael | should 
be I right | glad. 

Ps. 54 Tenehrac. 3. — — — 

SAVE me O God, for thy | name's | sake : and 
a venge me | in thy | strength, 

2 Hear my | prayer O | God : and hearken unto 
the Iwords | of my | mouth. 

3 For strangers are risen | up a I gainst me : and 
tyrants, which have not God before their 6yes | 
seek I after my | soul. 

4 Behold God | is my [ helper : the Lord is with 
them I that up hold my | soul. 

5 An offering of a free heart will I give thee, and 
praise thy | name O | Lord : be I cause it | is so | 
comfortable. 

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6 For he hath delivered me out of | all my | 
trouble : and mine eye hath seen an | end to | all 
mine | enemies. 

pg, 55 Passion Sunday, e. t. — — 

E'AR my 1 prayer O j God : and hide not thy | 
X self from | my pe i tition. t t 

2 Take heed unto \ me and | hear me : how 1 
mourn in my 1 prayer | and am | vexed. ^ 

3 The enemy crieth so, and the ungodly cometh | 
on so 1 fast : for they are minded to do me some 
mischief, so maliciously | are they | set a 1 gamst me. 

4 My heart is disquiet | ed with | m me : and the 
fear of | death is | fallen up | on me. 

5 Fearfulness and trembling are 1 come up I on 
me : and an horrible dread hath 1 over j whelmed I 

6 And I said, O that I had wings | like a | dove : 
for then would I flee a ] way and | be at | rest. ^ 

7 Lo, then would I g6t me a | way far | ott : and 
would I lodge me | in the | wilderness. ^ 

8 I would make haste | to es i cape : because ot 
the I stormy 1 wind and | tempest. . . ., , 

9 For it is not an open enemy, that hath done me | 
this dis I honour : for | then I 1 could have j borne it. 

10 Neither was it mine adversary, thatdid magnity 
him I self a I gainst me : for then peradventure 1 
would have | hid my ] self | from him. 

11 But it was even thou | my com | panion : my 
guide and mine 1 own fa | miliar | friend. 

12 We took sweet | counsel to I gether : and walked 
in the I house of 1 God as [friends. . , ,, , 

13 As for me I will | call upon 1 God : and the ] 
Lord shall | save | me. , ^ j i 

14 In the evening and morning, and at noon-day | 
will I 1 pray : and | he shall | hear my | voice. 

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15 It is he that hath delivered my soul in peace 
from the battle that | was a | gainst me : for there 
were I many that | strove | with me. 

16 O cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he | shall 
sus I tain thee : he shall not suffer the | righteous to | 
fall for I ever. 

Ps. 56 All Souls, m. 2. 9th even. 

BE merciful unto me O God, for man goeth about j 
to de I vour me : he is daily | fighting and | 
troubling | me. 

2 Mine enemies are daily in hand to | swallow 
me I up : for they be many that fight against | me 
O I thou Most I High, 

3 Nevertheless, though I am | sometime a | fraid : 
yet put I I my | trust in | thee. 

4 I will praise God, because | of his | word : I 
have put my trust in God, and will not fear what I 
flesh can | do unto [ me. 

5 They daily mis | take my | words : all that they 
imagine | is to 1 do me | evil. 

6 They hold all together and | keep themselves i 
close : and mark my steps, when they lay | wait | for 
my I soul. 

7 Thou tellest all my wanderings, put my tears | 
into thy | bottle : are not these things | noted | in 
thy I book? 

8 Whensoever I call upon thee, then shall mine 
enemies be | put to | flight : this I know for | God 
is I on my | side. 

9 In God's word will | I re j joice : in the Lord's 
word I will I I comfort | me. 

10 Xea, in God have I | put my | trust : I will 
not be afraid what | man can | do unto | me. 

11 Unto thee O God will I | pay my | vows : 
unto th6e | will I | give | thanks. 

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12 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, 
and my 1 feet from | falling : that I may walk before 
God in the | light | of the | living. 

pg. 57 lOth morn. 

BE merciful unto me O God, be merciful unto 
me, for my soul i trusteth in | thee : and under 
the shadow of thy wings shall be my refuge, until 
this I tyranny be | over | i>ast. 

2 I will call unto the | Most High | God : even 
unto the God that shall perform the cause | which 
I I have in | hand. 

3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from 
the reproof of him that would | eat me | up : God 
shall send forth his | mercy | and his | truth. 

4 My soul is among lions, and I lie among them 
that are | set on | fire : whose teeth are spears and 
arrows, and their | tongue a | sharp | sword. 

5 Be thou exalted O God a | bove the | heavens : 
and thy glory a | bove | all the | earth. 

6 My heart is fixed O God my | heart is 1 fixed : 
r will I sing and | give | praise. 

7 Awake up my glory, awake | lute and | harp : 
I myself | will a | wake right | early. 

8 I will give thanks unto thee O Lord a | mong 
the people : and I will sing unto | thee a i mong 
the nations. 

9 For the greatness of thy mercy r^acheth | unto 
the I heavens : and thy | truth | unto the | clouds. 

10 Be thou exalted O God a | bove the | heavens : 
and thy glory a I bove | all the | earth. 

Ps. 59 Tenehrae. 5 ; Pas.sioti Sundm/. m. 2. 10th morn. 

DELIVER me from mine Enemies | O | God : 
defend me from th6m that 1 rise | up a [gainst 
me. 

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2 O deliver me from the | wicked | doers : and 
save me | from blood ! thirsty | men. 

3 For lo, they lie waiting | for my | soul : the 
mighty are gathered against me, without any offence 
or I fault of I me O | Lord 

4 They run and prepare themselves with | out my | 
fault : arise thou therefore to | help me | and be | 
hold. 

5 Behold theycurse with their mouth, and swords 
are | in their | lips: for | who say | they doth | hear? 

6 But thou O Lord, shalt have them | in de | rision: 
and thou shalt laugh | all the j heathen to | scorn. 

7 My strength will I ascribe | unto | thee : for 
thou art the | God | of my | refuge. 

8 God sheweth me his | goodness | plenteously : 
and God shall | cast down | all mine | enemies. 

9 Slay them not, lest my | people for j get it : but 
scatter them abroad by thy power, and put them | 
down O i Lord our 1 shield. 

10 For the sin of their mouth, and for the words 
of their lips, they shall be taken | in their pride : 
and for the cursing and [ lying | which they speak. 

11 As for me, I will sing of thy power, and will 
praise thy mercy betimes | in the | morning : for 
thou hast been my defence and refuge | in the | day 
of I trouble. 

12 Unto thee, O my strength | will I | sing : for 
thou O God, art my refuge | and my | merciful | 
God. 



Fs. 60 



OGOD, thou hast cast us out, and scattered | us 
a j broad : thou hast also been displeased, O 
turn thee | unto | us a | gain. 

2 Thou hast moved the land and di | vided | it : 
heal the s6res there | of | for it | shaketh. 

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3 Thou hast shewed thy people 1 heavy 1 things : 
thou hast given us a | drink of | deadly | wine. 

4 Thou hast given a banner for | such as | tear 
thee : that it may be dis | played | for the 1 truth. 

5 Therefore were thy be i loved de 1 hvered : help 
me with | thy right | hand and jhear me. 

6 Hast thou cast us | off O | God : wilt not thou 
O God go I forth | with our | hosts? 

7 O be thou our | help in 1 trouble : for vain | is 

the I help of | man. r • • 

8 Through God will we 1 do great \ acts : for it is 
he that shall 1 tread ' down our | enemies. 

Ps. 61 I'Ved. Comp. 3. lOth even. 

"E'AR my } crying O 1 God : give i ear 1 unto 



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2 From the ends of the 6arth will I | call upon | 
thee : when my | heart is | over | whelmed. 

3 O set me up upon the rock that is | higher than i 
I : for thou hast been my hope, and a strong tower 
for 1 me a 1 gainst the | enemy. 

4 I will alway dw611 | in thy 1 tabernacle : and my 
trust shall be under the | cover | of thy | wings. 

5 For thou O Lord hast | heard my | vows : and 
hast given an heritage unto 1 those that | fear thy | 
name. 

6 Thou shalt grant the king a | long \ life : that 
his years may endure through | out all | gener | 
ations. ^ , „ 

7 He shall dwell before 1 God for I ever : O 
prepare thy loving mercy and faithfulness | that 
they I may pre 1 serve him. 

8 So will I alway sing praise | unto thy | name : 
that r may | daily per I form my | vows. 



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Fs. 62 10th even. 

MY soul truly waiteth | still upon I God : for of 
him I Cometh | my sal | vation. 

2 He verily is my strength and | my sal | vation : 
he is my defence, so that I | shall not I greatly | fall. 

3 How long will ye imagine mischief a | gainst a | 
man : as a bowing wall shall ye be made | like a | 
tottering | fence. 

4 Their device is only how to put him out whom 
God I will ex I alt : their delight is in lies, they give 
good words with their mouth but | curse | with 
their | heart. 

5 Nevertheless my soul, wait thou | still upon 
God : for my | hope | is in j him. 

6 He truly is my strength and I my sal | vation : 
he is my defence | so that I | shall not | fall. 

7 In God is my health | and my | glory : the rock 
of my might and my | refuge | is in | God. 

8 O put your trust in him | alway ye | people : 
pour out your hearts before him for | God | is our | 
hope. 

9 As for the children of men they are but vanity, 
the children of men i are de \ ceitful : as the balance 
they are altogether lighter than | vani | ty it | self. 

10 O trust not in wrong and robbery, give not 
yourselves | unto | vanity : if riches increase, s6t | 
not your | heart up | on them. 

11 God spake once, and twice I have also I heard 
the I same : that power be j longeth | unto | God ; 

12 And that thou | Lord art | merciful : for thou 
rewardest every man ac I cording | to his | work. 

Fs. 63 11th morn. 

GO'D thou art | my | God : 6ar\y | will 1 1 
seek I thee. 
2 My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh also longeth I 

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after | thee : in a dry and weary land | where no | 
water | is. 

3 Thus have I looked for thee | in the ! sanctuary : 
that I might be i hold thy | power and | glory. 

4 For thy loving-kindness is better than | life it | 
self : my | lips shall | praise I thee. 

5 As long as I live | will I | bless thee : and lift 
up my I hands | in thy | name. 

6 My soul shall be satisfied, even as it w6re with | 
marrow and | fatness : and my mouth shall praise | 
thee with | joyful | lips. 

7 Have I not remembered thee | on my | bed : and 
thought upon | thee when | I a | waked ? 

8 Because thou hast | been my | helper : therefore 
under the shadow of thy | wings will I I re | joice. 

9 My soul followeth | after | thee : thy right | hand 
upjholdeth | me. 

Ps. 65 11th morn. 

THOU O God art | praised in | Sion : and unto 
thee shall the | vow | be per | formed. 

2 Thou that | hearest | prayer : unto | thee shall | 
all flesh I come. 

3 My misdeeds pre | vail a | gainst me : O' | purge 
a I way our | sins. 

4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and 
rec6ivest | unto | thee : he shall dwell in thy courts, 
and shall be satisfied with the pleasures of thy house, 
even | of thy | holy | temple. 

5 Thou shalt shew us wonderful things in thy 
righteousness, O God of | our sal ] vation : thou that 
art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them 
that are afar | off up | on the | sea. 

6 Who in his strength setteth | fast the | mount- 
ains : and is | girded a 1 bout with | might. 

7 Who stilleth the raging | of the ! sea : the noise 
of its waves and the | madness | of the | people. 

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8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts of 
the earth shall be afraid | at thy | tokens : thou that 
makest the outgoings of the morning and | evening | 
to re I joice. 

9 Thou visitest the earth and | blessest | it : thou | 
makest it | very | plenteous. 

10 The river of God is | full of | water : thou 
preparest their corn, for so thou pro | videst | for the | 
earth. 

11 Thou wateresther furrows, thou sendest rain | 
into the | valleys : thou makest it soft with showers 
and I blessest the | springing there | of. 

12 Thou crownest the year | with thy | goodness : 
and thy | clouds | drop | fatness. 

13 They shall drop upon the pastures | of the I 
wilderness : and the little hills shall re | joice on | 
every I side. 

14 The folds shall be | full of | sheep : the valleys 
also shall stand so thick with corn that 1 they shall | 
laugh and | sing. 

Fs. 66 11th even. 

OBE joyful in God | all ye | lands : sing praises 
unto the honour of his name, make his | praise | 
to be I glorious. 

2 Say unto God, O how wonderful art thou | in 
thy I works : through the greatness of thy power 
shall thine enemies | bow down | unto I thee. 

3 For all the world shall | worship | thee : smg 
of I thee and | praise thy | name. 

4 O come hither, and behold the | works of | 
God : how wonderful he is in his doing to | ward 
the I children of | men. 

5 He turned the sea into | dry | land : so that they 
went through the water on foot, there did | we 
re I joice in | him. 

6 He ruleth with his power for ever, his eyes 

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be I hold the | nations : and such as will not believe 
shall not be able | to ex |alt them | selves. 

7 O praise our | God ye | people : and make the 
voice of his | praise | to be | heard ; 

8 Who holdeth our | soul in | life : and sufFereth [ 
not our I feet to | slip. 

9 For thou O God hast | proved | us : thou also 
hast tried us | like as | silver is | tried. 

10 Thou broughtest us into the 1 snare : and 
laidest | trouble up | on our loins. 

11 Thou sufferedst men to ride \ over our | heads : 
we went through fire and water, but thou brought- 
est us out I into a | wealthy | place. 

12 I will go into thine house with burnt-offerings, 
and will pay | thee my | vows : which I promised 
with my lips, and spake with my mouth | when 1 1 
was in | trouble. 

13 O come hither and hearken, all y6 that I fear [ 
God : and I will tell you what h6 hath | done | for 
my I soul. 

14 I called unto him | with my j mouth : and 
gave him | praises | with my | tongue. 

15 If I incline unto wickedness | with mine | 
heart : the I Lord | will not | hear me. 

16 But I God hath | heard me : and considered 
the I voice | of my | prayer. 

17 Praised be God who hath not cast | out my | 
prayer : nor | turned his | mercy I from me. 

Ps. 67 Trinity Sunday, m. 2. 11th even. 

GOD be merciful unto | us and \ bless us : and 
shew us the light of his countenance, and be | 
merciful | unto | us; 

2 That thy way may be known up | on | earth : 
thy saving | health a | mong all | nations. 

3 Let the people praise i thee O | God : yea let | 
all the I people | praise thee. 

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4 O let the nations rejoice | and be | glad : for thou 
shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the | 
nations up | on | earth. 

5 Let the people praise j thee O | God : let all 
the I people | praise | thee. 

6 Then shall the earth bring 1 forth her | increase : 
and God, even our own God shall | give | us his 1 
blessing. 

7 God I shall 1 bless us : and all the ends of the | 
world shall | fear | him. 

Ps. 68 Whitsundmj. m. 2. 12th morn. 

1ET God arise, and let his ene | mies be j scattered : 
^ let them also that | hate him | flee be | fore him. 

2 Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou 
drive I them a | way : and like as wax melteth at the 
fire, so let the ungodly perish | at the | presence of | 
God. ^ _ ■ 

3 But let the righteous be glad and re | joice before] 
God : 16t them | also be j merry and | joyful. 

4 O sing unto God, and sing praises | unto his | 
name : magnify him that rideth upon the heavens, 
praise him | and re 1 joice be | fore him. 

5 He is a father of the fatherless, and defendeth 
the cause | of the j widows : even God in his | holy | 
habit i ation. 

6 He is the God that maketh men to be of one 
mind I in an I house : and bringeth the | prisoners | 
out of cap I tivity. 

7 O God, when thou wentest forth be | fore the | 
people : when thou | wentest | through the | wil- 
derness, 

8 The earth shook, and the heavens dropped at 
the I presence of | God : Sinai also was moved at 
the presence of him who | is the | God of j Israel. 

9 Thou O God, sentest a gracious rain upon 

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thine in j heritance : and refreshedst | it when | it 
was I weary. 

10 Thy congregation shall | dwell there | in : for 
thou O God, hast prepared of thy | goodness | for 
the I poor. 

11 The Lord \ gave the | word : great was the 
company of | women that | bare the | tidings. 

12 Kings with their armies do flee and | are 
dis j comfited : and they that tarry at | home di 1 vide 
the I spoil. 

13 Why mock ye so ye high mountains, at the 
hill of God in the which it pleaseth | him to | dwell ? 
for the Lord will a | bide in | it for | ever. 

14 The chariots of God are | thousands of j 
thousands : and the Lord is among them, as in the | 
holy I place of | Sinai. 

15 Thou art gone | up on | high : thou hast i led 
cap j tivity | captive. 

16 Thou hast received | gifts for | men : yea even 
for thine enemies, that the Lord God might | dwell 
a j mong | them. 

17 Praised be the Lord who daily i beareth our | 
burdens : even the God | who is | our sal i vation. 

18 He is our God, even the God of whom | 
cometh de | liverance : God is the Lord, to whom 
be I long the | issues from | death. 

19 It is well seen, O God | how thou i goest : how 
thou my God and King | goest | in the | sanctuary. 

20 The singers go before, the minstrels 1 follow | 
after : and in the midst, the damsels | playing | with 
the I timbrels. 

21 Give thanks O Israel, unto God the Lord in 
the I congre | gations : even from the | depths I of 
the 1 heart. 

22 Thy God hath sent forth | strength for | thee : 
stablish the thing, O God that | thou hast | wrought 
in I us. 

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23 Rebuke the multitude | of the | heathen : 
scatter thou the people | that de | light in | war. 

24 Then shall princes | come from | Egypt : 
Ethiopia shall soon stretch | out her | hands to j 
God. 

25 Sing unto God, Oye kingdoms | of the | earth : 
O' sing I praises | unto the | Lord ; 

26 Who sitteth in the heavens over all | from the 
be [ginning : lo he doth send out his voice, yea and| 
that a I mighty | voice. 

27 Ascribe ye the power to God | over | Israel : 
his worship and | strength is j in the | clouds. 

28 O God, wonderful art thou in thy | holy | 
places : thou wilt give strength and | power | unto 
thy I people. 



Ps. 69 Tencbrae. 11. Palm Sunday, c. 1. — — ^ 

SA'VE I me O | God : for the waters are come 
in I even | unto my | soul. 

2 I stick fast in the deep mire, where there | is 
no I ground : I am come into deep waters, so that 
the I floods run | over j me. 

3 I am weary of crying my | throat is | dry : my 
sight faileth me for waiting so | long up | on my | 
God. 

4 They that hate me without a cause are more 
than the hairs | of my | head : they that are mine 
enemies, and would de j stroy me | guiltless are | 
mighty. 

5 Let not them that trust in thee O Lord God of 
hosts, be ashamed for | my | cause : let not those 
that seek thee be confounded through me O | Lord ! 
God of I Israel. 

6 Because for thy sake have I | borne re j proof : 
shame hath | covered | my | face. 

7 I am become a stranger | unto my | brethren : 
even an alien | unto my [ mother's | children, 

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8 For the zeal of thine house hath | eaten me | 
up : and the rebukes of them that rebuked | thee 
are | fallen up j on me. 

9 I wept, and chastened my | self with | fasting : 
and that was | turned to | my re | proof. 

10 I put on I sackcloth | also : and they | jested 
up I on I me. 

11 They that sit in the gate I speak a i gamst me : 
and the | drunkards make 1 songs up i on me. 

12 But Lord, I make my prayer | unto | thee : 
in I an ac I ceptable | time. 

13 Hear me O God, in the multitude J of thy | 
mercy : even in the 1 truth of | thy sal \ vation. 

14 Take me out of the mire | that I | sink not : 

let me be delivered | out of the | deep | waters. 

15 Let not the water-flood drown me, neither let 
the deep | swallow me | up : and let not the pit | 
shut her | mouth up I on me. 

16 Hear me O Lord, for thy loving | kindness is I 
comfortable : turn thee unto me according to the | 
multitude | of thy | mercies. 

17 And hide not thy face from thy servant for | 

1 am in I trouble : O' | haste | thee and | hear 
me. . 

18 Draw nigh unto my J soul and | save it : O 
deliver me be | cause of | mine 1 enemies. 

19 Thou hast known my reproof, my shame and I 
my dis | honour : mine adversaries are | all in | thy | 
sight. 

20 Rebuke hath broken my heart, V am | full of | 
heaviness : I looked for some to have pity on me, 
but there was no man, neither found I | any to | 
comfort I me. 

21 They gave me | gall to | eat : and when I was 
thirsty they gave me | vine I gar to | drink. 

22 But when I am afflicted | and in | heaviness : 
thy h61p O I God shall | lift me | up. 

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23 I will praise the name of God | with a | song : 
and magni | fy it with | thanks | giving. 

24 The humble shall consider this | and be [ glad : 
seek ye after God | and your | soul shall | live. 

25 For the Lord | heareth the | poor : and de | 
spiseth I not his | prisoners. 

26 Let heaven and | earth | praise him : the sea 
and I all that | moveth there | in. 

27 For God will save Sion, and build the | cities 
of I Judah : that men may dwell there and | have 
it I in pos ! session. 

28 The posterity also of his ser\*ants shall in | 
herit | it : and they that love his | name shall | dwell 
there in, 

Ps. 70 Thurs. Comp, 1 ; Passion Sunday, e. 2. t^— — — 

HASTE thee O God to de | liver | me : make 
haste to | help | me O | Lord. 

2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that 
seek I after my | soul : let them be turned backward 
and put to con i fusion that | wish me | evil. 

3 Let them for their reward be soon | brought 
to I shame : that | cry over | me and | mock me. 

4 But let all those that seek thee be joyful and i 
glad in | thee : and let all such as delight in thy 
salvation say alway The 1 Lord | be | praised. 

5 As for me, I am poor | and in | misery : haste 
thee I unto | me O 1 God. 

6 Thou art my helper and [ my re I deemer : O 
Lord I make no | long | tarrying. 

Ps. 71 Thurs. Comp. 2. 12th even. 

IN thee O Lord have I put my trust, let me never 
be piit I to con fusion : but rid me and deliver 
me in thy righteousness, incline thine ^ar | unto | 
me and | save me. 

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2 Be thou my strong hold, whereunto V may | 
alway re | sort : thou hast promised to help me, for 
thou art my | rock and | my de | fence. 

3 Deliver me O my God, out of the hand of | the 
un I godly : out of the hand of the un | righteous and | 
cruel I man. , , , , , 

4 For thou O Lord God, art the thmg 1 that 
I I long for : thou art my hope | even | from my | 
youth. 

5 Through thee have I been holden up ever 
since I I was | born : my praise shall | always \ be 
of J thee. 

6 I am become as it were a wonder | unto | many : 
but my sure | trust | is in | thee. 

7 O let my mouth be filled | with thy | praise : 
that I may sing of thy glory and honour | all the | 
day I long. 

8 Cast me not away in the | time of I age : forsake 
me not when my | strength | faileth | me. 

9 Go not far from | me O | God : my God | 
haste I thee to | help me. 

10 But I will patiently a | bide | alway : and will 
praise thee | more and | more. 

11 My mouth shall daily speak of thy righteous- 
ness I and sal | vation : for I | know no | end there 1 

of. 

Thurs. Comp, 3. 

12 I will go forth in the strength of the | Lord [ 
God : and will make mention | of thy | righteous- 
ness I only. ^ 

13 Thou O God, hast taught me from my youth 
up I until j now : therefore will I tell | of thy | 
wondrous I works. 

14 Forsake me not O God, in mine old age, wh6n 
I am I gray | headed : until I have shewed thy 
strength unto this generation, and thy power to all 
th6m 1 that are | yet to. | come. 

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15 Thy righteousness O God is | very | high : 
and great things are they that thou hast done, O 
God I who is I like unto | thee ? 

16 O what great troubles and adversities hast 
thou shewed me, and yet didst thou turn | and 
re I fresh me : yea, and broughtest me from the 
deep I of the | earth a | gain. 

17 Thou hast brought me to | great | honour : and 
comforted | me on | every | side. 

18 Therefore will I praise thee and thy faithful- 
ness O God, playing upon an instru | ment of | 
music : unto thee will I sing upon the harp, O 
thou I Holy 1 One of | Israel. 



Ps. 72 Thurs. Prime. 2 ; iv. Advent, e. 1 ; 12th even. 

Epiphayiy. e. 1. 

GIVE the king thy | judgements O | God : and 
thy righteousness | unto the | king's | son. 

2 Then shall he judge thy people according | 
unto J right : and de Ifend | the | poor. 

3 The mountains also | shall bring | peace : and the 
little hills I righteousness | unto the | people. 

4 He shall keep the simple folk | by their | right : 
and defend the | children | of the | poor. 

5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and \ 
moon en | dureth : from one gener | ation | to an ! 
other. 

6 He shall come down like the rain up6n the | 
mown I grass : as the | showers that | water the | 
earth. 

7 In his • time shall the | righteous | flourish : and 
abundance of peace so | long as the | moon en | 
dureth. 

8 His dominion shall be also from | sea to | sea : 
and from the flood | unto the | world's ' end. 

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Thurs. Prime. 3. 

9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall | kneel 
be j fore him : and his | enemies shall | lick the | 
dust. 

10 The kings of Tharsis and of the isles shall I 
offer I presents : the kings of Arabia and | Seba | 
shall bring | gifts. 

11 All kings shall fall | down be | fore him : all | 
nations shall | do him | service. 

12 For he shall deliver the p6or | when he | 
crieth : the needy also and | him that | hath no j 
helper. 

13 He shall be favourable to the | simple and \ 
needy : and shall preserve the | souls | of the | poor. 

14 He shall deliver their souls from [ falsehood 
and I wrong : and dear shall their | blood be | in 
his I sight. 

15 He shall live, and unto him shall be given of 
the gold I of A I rabia : prayer shall be made for him 
continually, and daily | shall they | bless | him. 

16 There shall be abundance of corn in the earth, 
high up I on the | hills : its fruit shall shake like 
Lebanon, and they of the city shall flourish like | 
grass up I on the | earth. 

17 His name shall en | dure for | ever : his name 
shall continue as | long | as the | sun. 

18 All nations shall be | blessed in ] him : and all 
the I heathen shall | praise his | name. 

Ps. 73 13th morn. 

TRULY God is good | unto | Israel : even unto 
such as I are of a | pure | heart. 

2 Nevertheless, my feet were j almost | gone : 
my I steps had | well-nigh | slipt. 

3 For I was Envious | at the | wicked : when 
I saw the un | godly | in pros | perity. 

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4 For they are in no | peril of | death : but con | 
tinue I firm and | strong. 

5 They come in no misfortune like | other j folk : 
neither are they | plagued like | other | men. 

6 And this is the cause that they are so | holden 
with J pride : and | girt a ! bout with | cruelty. 

7 Their eyes | swell with | fatness : and they do | 
even | what they | lust. 

8 They scoff and speak | wicked | blasphemy : 
and talk a | gainst the | Most | High. 

9 For they stretch forth their mouth | unto the | 
heaven : and their tongue j goeth | through the j 
world. 

10 Therefore fall the people | unto | them : and 
thereout suck | they no | small ad I vantage. 

11 They say, How should | God per | ceive it : is 
there knowledge | with the | Most | High? 

12 Lo, these ] are the un | godly : these prosper in 
the world, and these have | riches | in pos | session. 

13 And I said. Then have I cleansed my | heart 
in I vain : and | washed mine | hands in | innocency. 

14 All the day long have | I been | punished : 
and I chastened | every | morning. 

15 Yea, and I had almost said | even as | they : 
but lo, then I should have been faithless to the 
gener 1 ation | of thy | children. 

16 Then thought I to under i stand | this : but it | 
was too I hard | for me, 

17 Until I went into the sanctu | ary of | God : 
then understood I the | end of | these [ men ; 

18 Namely, how thou dost set them in | slippery I 
places : and | bringest them | to de | struction. 

19 Oh, how suddenly do | they con | sume : perish 
and I come to a | fearful | end ! 

20 Yea, even like as a dream | when one a | 
waketh : so shalt thou make their image to | vanish | 
out of I mind. 

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21 Thus my I heart was | grieved : and it went | 
even I through my 1 reins. 

22 So foolish was | I and | ignorant : even as it | 
were a | beast be | fore thee. 

23 Nevertheless I am | alway | with thee : for 
thou hast holden me | by my | right | hand. 

24 Thou shalt guide me | with thy | counsel : and 
after that re j ceive | me to | glory. 

25 Whom have I in | heaven but I thee ? and 
there is none upon earth that | I de | sire be | side 
thee. 

26 My flesh and my | heart | faileth : but God is 
the strength of my heart | and my | portion fori 
ever. 

27 For lo, they that forsake I thee shall | perish : 
but it is good for me to hold me fast by God, and to 
put my trust | in the | Lord | God. 



Ps, 74 a. Advcnl. e. 1 ; All Saints, e. 2. 



OGOD, wherefore art thou absent frorn 1 usso| 
long : why is thy wrath so hot against the i 
sheep I of thy i pasture ? 

2 O think upon thy | congre I gation : whom thou 
hast purchased \ and re 1 deemed of | old. 

3 Think upon the tribe of | thine in heritance : 
and mount Sion where I in I thou hast ] dwelt. 

4 Lift up thine eyes upon the per petual 1 ruins : 
look at all the evil the enemy hath | done | in thy ; 
sanctuary. 

5 Thine adversaries roar in the midst of thy j 
congre j gation : and set | up their | banners for \ 
signs. 

6 They seemed as men that | hewed down 1 trees; 
they brake down the carved | work with | axe 
and I hammer. 

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THE PSALTER 

7 They have set fire to thy \ holy | places : and 
have defiled the dwelling-place of thy name | even | 
unto the | ground. 

8 Yea they said in their hearts, Let us make 
havoc of them | alto j gether : thus have they burnt 
up all the houses of \ God | in the | land. 

9 We see not our tokens, there is no ] more any 
prophet : not one is there among us that | knoweth 
how I long. 

10 O God, how long shall the adversary do | 
this dis I honour : shall the enemy bias [ pheme thy | 
name for | ever ? 

11 Yet God is my | King of J old : the help that 
is done upon earth he | doeth | it him | self. 

12 Thou didst divide the s6a | through thy I power : 
thou didst I cleave | fountain and | flood. 

13 The day is thine and the | night is | thine : 
thou hast prepared the | light | and the | sun. 

14 Thou hast set all the borders J of the | earth : 
thou hast I made | summer and | winter. 

15 Remember this O Lord, how the enemy ] hath 
re I buked : and how the foolish people | hath bias | 
phemed thy | name. 

16 O deliver not the soul of thy beloved unto the 
multitude | of the | enemy : and forget not the 
congregation | of the | poor for | ever. 

17 Have respect I unto thy | covenant : for the 



violence. 

way a | shamed : 



dark places of | earth are | full of 

18 O let not the oppressed go a 
but let the poor and needy give | praise | unto thy 
name. 

19 Arise O God, maintain thine | own | cause : 
remember how the foolish | man bias | phemeth 
thee [daily. 

20 Forget not the voice | of thine | enemies : the 
presumption of them that hate thee in | creaseth | 
more and | more. 

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Pg_ 76 13th even. 

IN Judah is 1 God | known : his | name is | great 
in I Israel. 

2 At Salem | is his | tabernacle : and his | dwell- 
ing 1 is in I Sion. 

3 There brake he the arrows | of the 1 bow : the 
shield the | sword | and the 1 battle. 

4 Thou art glorious | in | might : and stronger 
than the | ever j lasting 1 hills. 

5 The mighty have | slept their [ sleep : and the 
men of | war have | found no | spoil. 

6 At thy rebuke O | God of | Jacob : both the| 
chariot and | horse are | fallen. 

7 Thou, even thou art | to be | feared : and who 
may stand in thy | sight when | thou art | angry ? 

8 Thou didst cause thy judgement to be | heard 
from I heaven : the earth j trembled | and was | still, 

9 When God a I rose to i judgement : and to h61p 
all the I meek up | on the \ earth. 

10 The wrath of man shall turn ] to thy | praise : 
and the fierceness of | them shalt | thou re | strain. 

11 Promise unto the Lord your God | and | keep 
it : bring presents unto him that | ought | to be | 

12 He shall restrain the I spirit of 1 princes : and 
be terrible to the | kings | of the I earth. 

Ps. 77 Friday. Comp. 1. Hi. Lent. e. 1. 13th even. 

I WILL cry unto God 1 with my | voice : even 
unto God will I cry with my voice, and he shall | 
hearken | unto | me. 

2 In the time of my trouble I | sought the ] Lord : 
I stretched forth my hands unto him, and ceased not 
in the night-season, my | soul re j fused | comfort. 

3 When I am in heaviness, V will J think upon | 
God : when my h6art is | vexed I | will com | plain. 

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THE PSALTER 

4 Thou boldest mine ] eyes | waking : I am so 
feeble | tbat I ! cannot | speak. 

5 I considered tbe | days of | old : and I bad in | 
mind tbe e | ternal | years. 

6 I call to re i membrance my ] song : and in tbe 
nigbt I commune witb mine own heart and | search | 
out my I spirit. 

7 Will tbe Lord absent him | self for | ever : and 
will be I be no I more in | treated ? 

8 Is bis mercy clean | gone for | ever : and is bis 
promise come utterly to an ] end for | ever | more ? 

9 Hath God forgotten | to be | gracious : and will 
be shut up bis loving | kindness | in dis | pleasure ? 

10 And I said, This is mine | own in | firmity : but 
I will remember tbe years of the right band | of tbe| 
Most I High. 

11 I will remember tbe works | of tbe | Lord : 
and call to mind thy | wonders of | olden [ time. 

12 I will think also of | all thy | works : and my 
talking | shall be | of thy I doings. 

Fridai). Comp. 2. 

13 Thy way O | God is | holy : who is so great a I 
God as I our | God ? 

14 Thou art tbe God tbat | doest | wonders : and 
hast declared thy | power a | mong the | peoples. 

15 Tbe waters saw thee O God, tbe waters saw 
thee and | were a | fraid : tbe depths | also | were | 
troubled. 

16 Tbe clouds poured out water tbe I heavens | 
thundered : and thine | arrows | went a J broad. 

17 Tbe voice of thy thunder was beard | round 
a ! bout : the lightnings shone upon tbe ground, tbe 
earth was I moved and | shook witb j al. 

18 Thy way is in tbe sea, and thy paths in tbe | 
great | waters : and thy \ footsteps | are not | known. 



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Ps. 79 

OGOD, the heathen are come into | thine 
in I heritance : thy holy temple have they 
defiled, and made Jerusa | lem an | heap of | stones. 

2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given 
to be meat unto the fowls | of the | air : and the 
flesh of thy saints unto the | beasts | of the | land. 

3 Their blood have they shed like water on j 
every | side : and there was | no man to | bury | 
them. 

4 We are become an open shame | to our | enemies : 
a very scorn and derision unto them | that are | 
round a | bout us. 

5 Lord, how long wilt | thou be j angry : shall thy 
jealousy I burn like | fire for | ever ? 

6 Pour out thine indignation upon the heathen 
that I have not | known thee : and upon the king- 
doms that have not | called up | on thy | name. 

7 For they have de | voured | Jacob : and laid | 
waste his | dwelling | place. 

8 O remember not our old sins, but have mercy 
upon us and | that | soon : for we are | come to | 
great | misery. 

9 Help us O God of our salvation, for the glory | 
of thy I name : O deliver us, and be merciful unto 
our sins | for thy | name's | sake. 

10 Wherefore do the | heathen | say : Where i - 
is I now their | God ? 

11 O let the sorrowful sighing of the prisoners | 
come be | fore thee : according to the greatness of 
thy power, preserve thou those that | are ap [ pointed 
to i die. 

12 So we that are thy people, and sheep of thy 
pasture, shall give thee | thanks for | ever : and will 
alway be shewing forth thy praise from g^ner | ation 
to I gener | ation. 

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Ps. 80 i. Advent, e. 2. — ^^ 

HEAR, O thou Shepherd of Israel, thou that 
leadest Joseph | like a | flock : shew thyself 
also, thou that | dwellesta | bove the | cherubim. 

2 Stir up thy strength and | come and | help us : 
turn us again O God, cause thy face to shine | and 
we I shall be | whole. 

3 O Lord I God of | hosts : how long wilt thou be 
angry against the | prayers | of thy | people ? 

4 Thou feedest them with the | bread of | tears : 
and givest them tears to | drink in | great | measure. 

5 Thou hast made us a very strife | unto our | 
neighbours : and our enemies | laugh a | mong them | 
selves. 

6 Turn us again thou | God of | hosts : cause thy 
face to shine j and we | shall be | whole. 

7 Thou hast brought a vine | out of | Egypt : thou 
hast cast out the | heathen and | planted | it. 

8 Thou madest | room for | it : and when it had 
taken \ root it | filled the | land. 

9 The hills were covered with the | shadow | of it : 
and the boughs thereof were | like the | goodly | 
cedars. 

10 She stretched out her branches | unto the| 
sea : and her | boughs | unto the | river. 

11 Why hast thou then broken | down her| 
hedge : that all they that go | by pluck | off her | 
grapes ? 

12 The wild boar out of the wood doth | root^ it | 
up : and the wild beasts | of the | field de | vour it. 

13 Turn thee again, thou God of hosts look [ down 
from I heaven : behold and | visit | this thy 1 vine ; 

14 And the vineyard that thy right | hand hath | 
planted : and the branch that thou madest so | 
strong I for thy | self. 

15 It is burnt with fire and | cut | down : and they 
perish at the re | buke | of thy | countenance. 

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THE PSALTER 

16 Let thy hand be upon the man of | thy right ] 
hand : and upon the son of man, whom thoumadest 
so strong | for thine | own | self. 

17 So shall we not go | back from I thee : O let us 
live, and we shall | call up | on thy | name. 

18 Turn us again, O Lord | God of | hosts : cause 
thy face to shine | and we | shall be | whole. 

Fs. 81 14th morn. 

SING we merrily unto ] God our | strength : make 
a cheerful noise I unto the | God of | Jacob. 

2 Take the psalm, bring | hither the | tabret : the 
pleasant | harp | with the | lute. 

3 Blow the trumpet in the | new | moon : even in 
the time appointed, and. up | on our | solemn | feast. 

4 For this was made a | statute for | Israel : and 
a law I of the | God of | Jacob. 

5 This he ordained in Joseph | for a | testimony : 
when he came out of the land of Egypt, and had i 
heard a | strange | language. 

6 I eased his shoulder | from the | burden : and 
his 1 hands were | freed from | labour. 

7 Thou calledst upon me in troubles, and F de 
liv-ered | thee : and heard thee what time the 
storm I fell up | on thee. 

8 Hear, O my people and | I will as | sure thee : O 
Fsrael \ hearken | unto | me. 

9 There shall no strange god | be in j thee : neither 
shalt thou worship | any I other | god. 

10 I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out 
of the j land of | Egypt : open thy mouth | wide 
and I I shall | fill it. 

11 But my people would not | hear my | voice : 
and Fsrael | would | not o | bey me. 

12 So I gave them up unto their own | hearts' de 
sires : and let them follow their | own im | agin 
ations. 

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13 O that my people would have hearkened | unto | 
me : for if Tsrael had | walked | in my | ways, 

14 I should soon have put | down their | enemies : 
and turned my 1 hand a | gainst their | adversaries. 

15 The haters of the Lord should have submitted 
themselves | unto | him : and their time | should 
have en | dured for | ever. 

16 He should have fed them also with the finest | 
of the I wheat : yea, with honey out of the stony rock 
would I I have | satisfied | thee. 

Ps. 82 i. Advent, m. 2. 14th morn. 

GOD standeth in the congre | gation of | God : he 
is a I judge a | mong the | mighty. 

2 How long will ye | judge un | justly : and acc6pt 
the I persons | of the | wicked ? 

3 Defend the | poor and | fatherless : see that 
such as are in need and ne | cessity | have | right. 

4 Deliver the | poor and \ outcast : save them 
from the | hand of | the un | godly. 

5 They will not be taught nor understand, but 
walk on | still in | darkness : all the foundations of 
the I earth are | out of | course. 

6 I have said [ Ye are I gods : and ye are all the 
children | of the | Most | High. 

7 But ye shall | die like | men : and | fall like | 
one of the | princes. 

8 Arise O God, and judge | thou the | earth : for 
thou shalt in 1 herit | all the | nations. 

Ps. 84. 14th even. 

OHOW amiable | are thy ! dwellings : thou | 
Lord I of I hosts. 
2 My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into 
the courts | of the | Lord : my heart and my flesh 
rejoice | in the | living | God. 

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3 Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and 
the swallow a nest where she may | lay her J young : 
even thy altars, O Lord of hosts my | King | and 
my I God. 

4 Blessed are they that dwell I in thy | house : 
th6y will be | alway | praising | thee. 

5 Blessed is the man whose strength | is in | thee : 
in whose | heart | are thy | ways. 

6 Who going through the vale of weeping make 
it a I place of | springs : they turn their | sorrows 
into I blessing. 

7 They go from | strength to | strength : every 
one of them appeareth be | fore | God in | Sion. 

8 O Lord God of hosts | hear my | prayer : give 
ear O | God of | Jacob. 

9 Behold O I God our | shield : and look upon 
the I face of | thine an ] ointed. 

10 For one day in thy courts is better | than a i 
thousand : I had rather be a door-keeper in the 
house of my God, than to | dwell in the 1 tents of , 
wickedness. 

11 For the Lord God is a light | and de fence : 
the Lord will give grace and glory, and no good 
thing shall he withhold from | them that | walk 
up I rightly. 

12 O Lord I God of | hosts : blessed is the man 
that I putteth his | trust in | thee. 

Fs. 85 Tenebrae. 12 ; All Sonh. e. 1. 14tli even. 

10RD, thou art become gracious | unto thy 1 land : 
^ thou hast turned again the cap , tivi , ty of \ 
Jacob. 

2 Thou hast forgiven the offence | of thy | people: 
and I covered | all their | sins. 

3 Thou hast taken away all | thy dis i pleasure : 
and turned thyself from thy | wrathful | indig \ nation. 

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4 Turn us th6n O 1 God our | saviour : and let 
thine I anger | cease to j ward us. 

5 Wilt thou be displeased at | us for I ever : and 
wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one gener | 
ation f to an I other ? 

6 Wilt thou not turn again and I quicken | us : 
that thy people | may re ! joice in | thee ? 

7 Sh6w us thy | mercy O \ Lord : and [ grant us j 
thy sal I vation. 

8 I will hearken what the Lord 1 God will | speak : 
for he shall speak peace unto his people and to his 
saints, that they | turn not a | gain to i folly. 

9 For his salvation is nigh | them that i fear him : 
that glory may | dwell 1 in our | land. 

10 Mercy and truth are | met to | gether : righteous- 
ness and I peace have | kissed each | other. 

11 Truth springeth forth from the I earth : and 
righteousness hath | looked down from | heaven. 

12 Yea, the Lord shall shew | loving | kindness : 
and our | land shall | give her | increase. 

13 Righteousness shall I go be 1 fore him : and shall 
direct his | going | in the | way. 

Ps. 86 Fri. Comp. 3; 15th morn. 

in. Lent. e. 2 ; All Souls, e. 2. 

BOW down thine 6ar O | Lord and | hear me : 
for I I am I poor and | needy. 

2 Preserve thou my soul for ] I am | godly : my 
God, save thy servant that | putteth his | trust in | 
thee. ^ ^, .„ , 

3 Be merciful unto | me O | Lord : for I wUl | 
call I daily up | on thee. 

4 Comfort the soul | of thy | servant : for unto 
thee O Lord do I I lift | up my | soul. 

5 For thou Lord art | good and | gracious : and 

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of great mercy unto all | them that | call up I on 
thee. 

6 Give ear, Lord | unto my | prayer : and ponder 
the voice | of my | suppli 1 cations. 

7 In the time of my trouble V will | call upon | 
thee : for | thou wilt | answer | me. 

8 There is none like unto | thee O | Lord : there 
is not one that can | do as | thou | doest. 

9 All nations whom thou hast made, shall come 
and worship | thee O | Lord : and shall | glori 1 fy 
thy I name. 

10 For thou art great, and doest | wondrous | 
things : thou j - art | God a | lone. 

11 Teach me thy way O Lord, and I will walk I 
in thy | truth : O knit my heart unto thee that | I 
may | fear thy | name. 

12 I will thank thee, O Lord my God with | all 
my I heart : and will praise thy | name for | ever | 
more. 

13 For great is thy | mercy | toward me : and thou 
hast delivered my soul | from the ( lowest | hell. 

14 Thou O Lord God, art full of com I passion 
and I mercy : long-suffering, plenteous in | goodness i 
and in | truth. 

15 O turn thee then unto me and have | mercy 
up I on me : give thy strength unto thy servant, and 
help the | son of | thine | handmaid. 

16 Shew some token upon me for good, that they 
who hate me may see it and | be a | shamed : because 
thou Lord hast | holpen and | comforted | me. 

Ps. 87 Epiphany, e. 2. 15th morn. 

HIS foundations are upon the | holy | hills : the 
Lord loveth the gates of Sion more than | all 
the I dwellings of | Jacob. 

2 Glorious things of | thee are | spoken : thou | 
city I of our | God. 

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3 I will make mention of | Egypt and | Babylon : 
among | them that | know | me. 

4 Behold ! Philistia, Tyre and | Ethi | opia : these 
born in you speak of | Sion | as their | mother. 

5 The Lord shall rehearse it when he writeth | 
up the I peoples : 16 in | Sion | were they | born. 

6 The singers also and trumpeters | shall make | 
answer : A'll my fresh | springs are | in | thee. 



Ps. 88 Sat. Comp. 1 ; Tenebrae. 8 ; it. Lent. m. 1 — -^ 

OLORD God of my salvation, I have cried day 
and I night be | fore thee : O let my prayer enter 
into thy presence, incline thine | ear un | to my | 
calling. 

2 For my s6ul is | full of | trouble : and my life 
draweth | nigh | unto the | grave. 

3 I am counted as one of them that go down | 
into the | pit : and I have been even as a | man 
that J hath no | strength ; 

4 Cast among the dead, like unto them that are 
wounded, and lie ( in the | grave : who are out of 
remembrance and are | cut off | from thy | hand. 

5 Thou hast laid me in the | lowest | pit : in a 
place of I darkness and | in the | deep. 

6 Thine indignation lieth | hard up | on me : and 
thou hast vexed | me with | all thy | storms. 

7 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance | far | 
from me : and made me to | be ab | horred I of them. 

8 I' am so | fast in | prison : that I | cannot | get | 
forth. 

9 My sight faileth for | very | trouble : Lord, I 
have called daily upon thee, I have stretched forth 
my I hands | unto | thee. 

10 Dost thou shew wonders a | mong the | dead : 
or shall the dead rise | up a | gain and | praise thee ? 

11 Shall thy loving-kindness be shewed | in the I 
grave : or thy | faithfulness | in de | struction ? 

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12 Shall thy wondrous works be known | in the I 
dark : and thy righteousness in the land where 
all things | are for | gotten ? 

13 Unto thee have I | cried O | Lord : and early 
shall my | prayer come | up be ! fore thee. 

14 Lord, why abhorrest | thou my | soul ; and 
hidest I thou thy | face | from me ? 

15 I am in misery, and like unto him that is at 
the I point to | die : even from my youth up thy 
terrors have I suffered | with a | troubled 1 mind. 

16 Thy wrathful displeasure goeth | over | me : 
and the fear of | thee | hath un \ done me. 

17 They came round about me | like a | flood : 
and compassed me a | bout on | every | side. 

18 My lovers and friends hast thou put a [ wayl 
from me : and hid mine ac | quaintance | from my | 
sight. 

Ps. 89 i Christmas', e. 1. 15th even. 

MY song shall be alway of the loving-kindness i 
of the I Lord : with my mouth will I ever be 
shewing thy truth, from one gener ation | to an | 
other. 

2 For I have said, Mercy shall be set | up for j 
ever : thy truth shalt thou | stablish | in the j 
heavens. 

3 I have made a covenant [ with my | chosen : I 
have sworn | unto | David my | servant ; 

4 Thy seed will I | stablish for | ever : and set up 
thy throne from one gener | ation | to an j other. 

5 O Lord, the very heavens shall praise thy ' 
wondrous | works : and thy truth in the congre [ 
gation I of thy | saints. 

6 For who is he a j bove the | clouds : that shall 
be com i pared | unto the | Lord ? 

7 And what is he among the | sons of | God : 
that shall be | like | unto the | Lord ? 

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8 God is very greatly to be feared in the council | 
of the I holy ones : and to be had in reverence of 
all them | that are | round a |bout him. 

9 O Lord God of hosts, who is | like unto I thee ? 
thy truth, most mighty Lord | is on | every j side. 

10 Thou rulest the raging | of the | sea : thou 
stillest the waves there | of when | they a | rise. 

11 The heavens are thine, the earth | also is i 
thine ; thou hast laid the foundation of the round 
world and | all that | therein | is. 

12 Thou hast a [ mighty | arm : strong is thy 
hand, and high | is thy | right | hand. 

13 Righteousness and equity are the habitation | 
of thy I seat : mercy and truth shall | go be | fore 
thy I face. 

14 Blessed is the people O Lord, that can re | joice 
in I thee : they shall walk in the | light of | thy | 
countenance. 

15 Their delight shall be daily | in thy | name : and 
in thy righteousness | shall they | make their | boast. 

16 For thou art the glory | of their | strength :and 
in thy loving-kindness thou shalt | lift | up our j head. 

17 For the Lord is | our de I fence : the Holy One 
of I Israel | is our | King. 

Ps. 89 ii Chrisimas. e. 2 ; Annunciation, m. 1. 15th even. 

THOU spakest sometime in visions unto thy | 
saints and! saidst : I have laid help upon one 
that is mighty, I have exalted one | chosen | out of 
the I people. 

2 I have found | David my | servant : with my 
holy oil have | I an | ointed [ him. 

3 My hand shall | hold him | fast : and my | arm 
shall I strengthen | him. 

4 The enemy shall not be able to | do him | 
violence : the son of | wickedness | shall not | hurt 
him. 

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5 My truth also and my mercy | shall be I with 
him : and in my name | shall he be ex |alted. 

6 I will set his dominion also in the | sea : and 
his I right hand | on the i rivers. 

7 He shall call me, Thou | art my | Father : my 
God I and my | strong sal | vation. 

8 And I will make | him my | first-born : higher 
than the | kings | of the | earth. 

9 My mercy will I keep for him for | ever | more : 
and my covenant shall | stand | fast | with him. 

10 His seed also will I make to en I dure for 1 
ever : and his throne | as the | days of | heaven. 

11 But if his children for | sake my | law : and j 
walk not | in my | judgements ; 

12 If they break my statutes, and keep not | my 
com I mandments : I will visit their offences with 
the rod, and their in | iquities | with | stripes. 

13 Nevertheless, my loving-kindness will I not 
utterly | take | from him : nor | suffer my | truth 
to I fail. 

14 My covenant will I not break, not alter the 
thing that is gone | out of my | lips : I have sworn 
once by my holiness, that I | will not | fail | David. 

15 His seed shall en | dure for | ever : and his 
throne is | like the | sun be | fore me. 

16 It shall stand fast for evermore | as the | moon : 
and as the | faithful ) witness in | heaven. 

Ps. 90 16th mom. 

10RD, thou hast I been our | refuge : from one 
^ gener | ation | to an | other. 

2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or 
ever the ^arth and the | world were | made: thou art 
God from everlasting and | world with 1 out | end. 

3 Thou turnest man | to de | structidn : again thou 
sayest Re | turn ye | children of | men. 

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4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as 
yesterday | when it is | past : and as a | watch | in 
the I night. 

5 As soon as thou scatterest them they are even ] as 
a I sleep : and fade away | suddenly | like the | grass. 

6 In the morning it is green and | groweth | up: 
but in the evening it is cut down | dried | up and | 
withered. 

7 For we consume away in | thy dis | pleasure : and 
are afraid at thy | wrathful | indig | nation. 

8 Thou hast s6t our mis \ deeds be | fore thee : and 
our secret sms in the | light of | thy | countenance. 

9 The days of our age are threescore years and 
ten, and though men be so strong that they come to | 
fourscore | years : yet is their strength then but 
labour and sorrow, so soon passeth it a | way and | 
we are | gone. 

10 So teach us to | number our | days : that we 
may apply our | hearts | unto | wisdom. 

11 Turn thee again, O Lord | at the | last : and 
be I gracious | unto thy | servants. 

12 O satisfy us with thy m^rcy and | that | soon : 
so shall we rejoice and be glad all the | days | of 
our I life. 

13 Comfort us again now for the time that thou j 
hast af I dieted us : and for the years wherein | we 
have I suffered | evil. 

14 Shew thy | servants thy | work : and their] 
children | thy | glory. 

15 And let the beauty of the Lord our God | be 
up on us : prosper thou the work of our hands upon 
us, O prosper | thou our | handy | work. 

Ps. 91 Sun. Comp. 2 ; All Angels, m. 2. 16th morn.. 

WHOSO dwelleth in the secret place of the | 
Most I High : shall abide under the | shadow 
of 1 the Al I mighty. 

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2 I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope ! 
and my | stronghold : my God in | him | will 1 1 
trust. 

3 For he shall deliver thee from the snare | of 
the I fowler : and | from the | noisome | pestilence. 

4 He shall defend thee under his pinions, and 
thou shalt be safe | under his | wings ": his faithful- 
ness and truth shall j be thy | shield and | buckler. 

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for any | terror by | 
night : nor for the | arrow that | flieth by | day ; 

6 For the pestilence that | walketh in | darkness : 
nor for the sickness that de | stroyeth | in the | noon- 
day. 

7 There shall no evil happen | unto | thee : neither 
shall any | plague come | nigh thy | dwelling. 

8 For he shall give his angels charge | over | thee : 
to keep I thee in | all thy | ways. 

9 They shall bear thee i in their | hands : that 
thou hurt not thy [ foot a ! gainst a | stone. 

10 Thou shalt tread upon the | lion and | adder : 
the young lion and the dragon shalt thou | trample | 
under | foot. 

11 Because he hath set his love upon me, there- 
fore will r de I liver | him : I will set him up, 
because | he hath 1 known my | name. 

12 He shall call upon me and | I will | hear him : 
yea, I am with him in trouble, I will deliver him 
and I bring | him to | honour. 

13 With long life will I | satisfy | him : and | shew 
him I my sal | vation. 

Fs. 92 16th even. 

IT is a good thing to give thanks | unto the | Lord : 
and to sing praises unto thy | name | O Most | 

2 To tell of thy loving-kindness early | in the | 
morning : and of thy truth j in the | night j season ; 

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3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and up | on 
the I lute : with a solemn | sound up | on the | harp. 

4 For thou Lord hast made me glad | through thy | 
works : and I will rejoice in the oper I ations | of thy i 
hands. 

5 O Lord, how glorious | are thy | works : thy | 
thoughts are | very | deep. 

6 An unwise man doth not w611 con | sider j this : 
and a fool ] doth not | under i stand it. 

7 When the ungodly are green as the grass, and 
when all the workers of wicked j ness do | flourish : 
th^n shall they | be de | stroyed for | ever. 

8 But I thou O I Lord : art on | high for | ever] 
more. 

9 The righteous shall flourish I like a | palm- 
tree : and shall spread abroad | like a | cedar in | 
Lebanon. 

10 Such as are planted in the house I of the | Lord: 
shall flourish in the | courts | of our j God. 

11 They also shall bring forth fruit in | old | age : 
and I shall be | green and | flourishing. 

12 That they may shew how true is the I Lord 
my I strength : and that there is no un i righteous | 
ness in | him. 

Ps. 93 16th even. 

THE Lord is King, and hath put on glori \ ous 
ap I parel : the Lord hath put on his apparel 
and I girded him j self with | strength. 

2 He hath made the round | world so I sure : that 
it I cannot | be | moved. 

3 Ever since the world began, hath thy seat ! been 
pre i pared : th6u ! art from | ever | lasting. 

4 The floods are risen O Lord, the floods have 
lifted I up their | voice : th6 I floods lift | up their | 
waves. 

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5 The waves of the sea are high, and its | billows 
mighty : yet the Lord who dwelleth on | high is 
mightier | far. 

6 Thy testimonies O Lord are | very 1 sure ; 
holiness be I cometh thine | house for | ever. 



Ps. 94 Sat. Prime. 1 ; Tenehrae. 6 ; — «— • 

in. Advent, e. 2 ; ii. Lent. e. 1. 

OLORD God, to whom ] vengeance be | longeth : 
thou God, to whom vengeance be | longeth' 
shew thy | self. , , , j 

2 Arise, thou judge | of the | earth : and reward 
the proud | after | their de I serving. 

3 Lord, how long | shall the un | godly : how long I 
shall the un | godly | triumph ; 

4 How long shall all wicked doers speak | so 
dis I dainfuUy : and | make such | proud | boasting ? 

5 They smite down thy | people O 1 Lord : and | 
trouble 1 thine I heritage. 

6 They murder the widow | and the | stranger : 
and put the | father 1 less to | death. 

7 And yet they say, The Lord | shall not | see : 
neither shall the | God of 1 Jacob re | gard it. 

8 Take heed, ye unwise a | mong the | people : O 
ye fools, when | will ye | under | stand ? 

9 He that planted the e'ar, shall | he not | hear : 
or he that made the eye | shall he | not | see ? 

10 Or he that chasten I eth the | heathen : it is 
he that teacheth man knowledge | shall not | he | 

punish ? ,,,/-, 

11 The Lord knoweth the | thoughts of I man : 
that I they | are but | vain. 

Sat. Prime. 2. 

12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest | O \ 
Lord : and 1 teachest him 1 in thy | law ; 

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13 That thou mayest give him patience in time [ 
of ad : versity : until the pit be | digged | for the 
un 1 godly. 

14 For the Lord will not j fail his | people : neither 
will he for | sake | his in | heritance. 

15 For judgement shall turn again | unto | right- 
eousness : and all such as are true in \ heart shall | 
follow I it. 

16 Who will rise up with me a | gainst the I 
wicked : or who will take my part a | gainst the | 
evil ! doers ? 

17 If the Lord had not | helped | me : my soul 
had I soon been | put to | silence. 

18 But when I said My | foot hath | slipt : thy 
mercy O | Lord i held me | up. 

19 In the multitude of the sorrows that I had | in 
my I heart : thy comforts | have re | freshed my | 
soul. 

20 Wilt thou have anything to do with the judge- 
ment I seat of I wickedness : which frameth | mis- 
chief f as a I law ? 

21 They gather them together against the soul | 
of the I righteous : and con | demn the | innocent j 
blood. 

22 But the Lord is my | high | tower : and my 
God is the | rock | of my | refuge. 

Fs. 95 17th morn. 



o 



GOME, let us sing | unto the | Lord : let us 
heartily rejoice in the | strength of | our sal | va- 
tion. 

2 Let us come before his presence with | thanks | 
giving : and shew ourselves | glad in | him with | 
psalms. 

3 For the Lord is a I great | God : and a gr6at | 
King a | bove all | gods. 

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4 In his hand are all the corners 1 of the | earth : 
and the strength of the | hills is | his | also. 

5 The sea is his | and he | made it : and his hands 
pre I pared the | dry | land. 

6 O come, let us worship and | fall | down : and 
kneel be | fore the | Lord our I Maker. 

7 For he is the | Lord our | God : and we are the 
people of his pasture, and the | sheep of | his | hand. 

8 To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden | not 
your I hearts : as in the provocation, and as in the 
day of tempt | ation | in the | wilderness. 

9 When your fathers | tempted | me : proved | 
me and | saw my | works. 

10 Forty years long was I grieved with this 
gener | ation and | said : It is a people that do err 
in their hearts, for they | have not | known my | 
ways ; 

11 Unto whom I sware | in my | wrath : that they 
should not | enter | into my | rest. 

Ps. 96 Hi. Advent, m. 2; Epiphauy. m. 2. 17th morn. 

OSING unto the Lord a | new | song : sing unto 
the Lord | all the I whole | earth. 

2 Sing unto the Lord and | praise his | name : be 
telling of his sal 1 vation from | day to | day. 

3 Declare his honour | unto the | heathen : and 
his wonders | unto | all | people. 

4 For the Lord is great, and cannot worthi | ly be 1 
praised : he is more to be | feared than | all | gods. 

5 As for all the gods of the heathen, they | are 
but I idols : but it is the | Lord that | made the | 
heavens. 

6 Glory and worship | are be I fore him : power 
and I honour are | in his | sanctuary. 

7 Ascribe unto the Lord, O ye kindreds | of the 
people : ascribe unto the | Lord | worship and 
power. 

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8 Ascribe unto the Lord the honour due I unto 
his I name : bring an offering and | come | into his | 
courts. 

9 O worship the Lord in the | beauty of | holiness : 
let the whole earth | stand in | awe of | him. 

10 Tell it out among the heathen that the | Lord 
is I King : and that it is he who hath made the round 
world so fast, that it cannot be moved, and how that 
he shall | judge the | people | righteously. 

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the | earth be | 
glad : let the sea make a noise and | all that | there- 
in I is. 

12 Let the field be joyful, and all | that is | in it : 
then shall all the trees of the wood re j joice be | fore 
the I Lord. 

13 For he cometh, for he cometh to | judge the \ 
earth : and with righteousness to judge the world, 
and the | people | with his | truth. 



Ps. 97 iv. Advent m. 1, 



THE Lord is King, the earth may be | glad 
there! of : yea, the multitude of the | isles | 
may re | joice. 

2 Clouds and darkness are | round a | bout him : 
righteousness and judgement are the habit i ation | 
of his I throne. 

3 His lightnings gave shine | unto the | world : 
the earth | saw it and | was a | fraid. 

4 The hills melted like wax at the presence | of 
the I Lord : at the presence of the Lord | of the i 
whole I earth. 

5 The heavens have de | clared his | righteousness : 
and all the | people have | seen his I glory. 

6 Ashamed be all they that worship | graven 1 
images : and | that de | light in | idols. 

7 Sion heard of it and rejoiced, and the daugh- 

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ters of ( Judah were | glad : because I of thy ] 
judgements O | Lord. 

8 For thou Lord, art higher than all that are | in 
the I earth : thou art exalted | far a j bove all | gods. 

9 O ye that | love the | Lord : see that ye hate 1 
every | evil | thing. 

10 The Lord preserveth the souls | of his | saints: 
he shall deliver them from the | hand of | the 
un I godly. 

11 Light is sown | for the | righteous : and joyful 
gladness for | such as are | true in I heart. 

12 Rejoice in the | Lord ye | righteous : and give 
thanks in re ] membrance | of his | holiness. 

Ps. 98 iv. Advent, m. 2. 17th even. 

OSING unto the Lord a | new | song : for he 
hath I done | marvellous | things. 

2 With his own right hand, and with his | holy | 
arm : hath he | gotten him | self the | victory. 

3 The Lord declared | his sal | vation : his righteous- 
ness hath he openly shewed in the | sight | of the | 
heathen. 

4 He hath remembered his mercy and truth 
toward the | house df | Israel : and all the ends of 
the world have seen the sal | vation | of our | God. 

5 Shew yourselves joyful unto the Lord | all ye i 
lands : sing re | joice and | give | thanks. 

6 Praise the Lord up i on the | harp : sing to the 
harp with a | psalm of | thanks | giving. 

7 With trumpets | also and | cornets : O shew 
yourselves joyful be | fore the | Lord the | King. 

8 Let the sea make a noise, and all that | therein | 
is : the round world and | they that | dwell there | in. 

9 Let the floods clap their hands, and let the 
hills be joyful together be | fore the Lord : for he is i 
come to I judge the [ earth. 

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10 With righteousness shall he | judge the ' 
world : and the | people j with | equity. 

Ps. 99 Tnnilxj Sundaij. e. 1, 17th even. 

THE Lord is King, be the people never | so 
im I patient : he reigneth above the cherubim, 
be the earth | never | so un j quiet. 

2 The Lord is | great in | Sion : and [ high a | bove 
all I people. 

3 They shall give thanks | unto thy j name : which 
is great | wonder j ful and | holy. 

4 Thou lovest judgement and hast pre I pared | 
equity : thou hast executed judgement and | right- 
eous ness in | Jacob. 

5 O magnify the | Lord our | God : and fall 
down before his footstool | for | he is | holy. 

6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel 
among such as call up j on his | name : these called 
upon the Lord | and he | answered | them. 

7 He spake unto them out of the | cloudy | pillar : 
for they kept his testimonies, and the [ law | that 
he ! gave them. 

8 Thou heardest them O | Lord our ] God : thou 
forgayest them O God, though thou didst | punish | 
their in : ventions. 

9 O magnify the Lord our God, and worship him 
upon his I holy | hill : for the | Lord our | God is I 
holy. 

Fs. 100 17th even. 

OBE joyful in the Lord | all ye | lands : serve the 
Lord with gladness, and come before his | 
presence | with a | song. 

2 Be ye sure that the Lord | he is ! God : it is he 
that hath made us, we are his people, and the | sheep 
of I his I pasture. 

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3 O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, 
and into his | courts with | praise : be thankful unto 
him, and speak | good | of his | name. 

4 For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is | ever | 
lasting : and his truth endureth from gener | ation to | 
gener j ation. 

Ps. 102. Ash Wed. e. 1 ; iv. Lent. c. — — 

HE'AR my j prayer O | Lord : and let my | cry 
come I unto I thee. 

2 Hide not thy face from me in the time | of my | 
trouble : incline thine ear unto me when I call, O 
hear | me and I that right j soon. 

3 For my days are consumed a j way like | smoke : 
and my bones are burnt | up as | through a | fire. 

4 My heart is smitten down and | withered like | 
grass : so that I for | get to | eat my | bread. 

5 Because of the voice I of my i groaning : my bones 
will scarce 1 cleave | to my | flesh. 

6 I am become like a pelican | in the ! wilderness : 
and like an owl | that is | in the | desert. 

7 I have watched, and am even as it | were a | 
sparrow : that sitteth a | lone up ! on the 1 house-top. 

8 Mine enemies revile me j all the day | long : 
and they that are mad upon me are | sworn to | 
gether a \ gainst me. 

9 For I have eaten ashes | as it were | bread : 
and I mingled my | drink with | weeping ; 

10 And that because of thine indig 1 nation and i 
wrath : for thou hast taken me | up and | cast me i 
down. 

11 My days are gone | like a 1 shadow : and | I 
am I withered like I grass. 

12 But thou, O Lord shalt en I dure for [ ever : 
and thy remembrance throughout ! all | gener i 
ations. 

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13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy up | on ! 
Sion : for it is time that thou have mercy upon her | 
yea the | time is | come. 

14 For thy servants thmk up | on her | stones; 
and it pitieth them to | see her | in the | dust. 

15 The heathen shall fear thy | name O | Lord : 
and all the | kings of the | earth thy | glory ; 

16 When the Lord shall | build up I Sion : and 
when his | glory | shall ap | pear ; 

17 When he turneth him unto the prayer ] of the ] 
destitute : and de | spiseth not | their de | sire. 

18 This shall be written for those that | come j 
after : and a people which shall be | born shall j 
praise the | Lord. 

19 For he hath looked down | from his | sanc- 
tuary : out of the heaven did the | Lord be | hold 
the I earth ; 

20 That he might hear the mournings of such as 
are | in cap | tivity : and deliver th^m that are ap [ 
pointed | unto | death ; 

21 That they may declare the name of the | Lord 
in I Sion : and his | worship | at Je | rusalem ; 

22 When the peoples are | gathered to I gether : 
and the kingdoms | also to | serve the | Lord. 

23 He brought down my strength | in my | jour- 
ney : and | shortened | my | days. 

24 But I said, O my God take me not away in the 
midst I of mine | age : as for thy years, they endure 
throughout | all | gener | ations. 

25 Thou Lord, in the beginning hast laid the 
foundation | of the | earth : and the heavens are the| 
work of 1 thy | hands. 

26 They shall perish, but thou | shalt en | dure : 
they all shall wax | old as | doth a | garment ; 

27 And as a vesture shalt thou change them, and 
they I shall be | changed : but thou art the same, 
and thy | years I shall not | fail. 

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28 The children of thy servants | shall con | tinue : 
and their seed shall be es j tablished | in thy | sight. 

Ps. 103 Sat. Comp. 2 ; All Angels, e. 1. 18th morn. 

BLESS the Lord 1 O my | soul : and all that is 
within me | bless his | holy | name. 

2 Bless the Lord | O my | soul : and for | get not i 
all his I benefits ; 

3 Who forgiveth | all thy | sin : and healeth | all I 
thine in { firmities ; 

4 Who saveth thy life | from de j struction : and 
crowneth thee with | mercy and | loving | kindness ; 

5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with | good | things : 
so that thy youth is re | newed 1 like the | eagle. 

6 The Lord executeth righteous | ness and | 
judgement : for all them that | are opl pressed with j 
wrong. 

7 He shewed his ways | unto | Moses : his w6rks | 
unto the I children of | Israel. 

8 The Lord is full of com | passion and | mercy : 
long-suffering | and of I great | goodness. 

9 He will not | always | chide : neither keepeth | 
he his I anger for | ever. 

10 He hath not dealt with us | after our | sins : 
nor rewarded us ac | cording | to our | wickedness. 

11 For look how high the heaven is a j bove the | 
earth : so great is his mercy also | toward | them 
that I fear him. 

12 Look how wide also the east is | from the | 
west : so far hath he removed | our trans j gressions j 
from us. 

Sat. Comp. S. 

13 Like as a father | pitieth his | children : even 
so is the Lord merciful | unto | them that I fear him. 

14 For he knoweth whereof | we are | made : he 
rem6mbereth | that we I are but | dust. 

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15 The days of man are 1 but as | grass : for he 
flourisheth as a | flower | of the j field. 

16 For as soon as the wind goeth over it 1 it is I 
gone : and the place thereof shall | know it | no | 
more. 

17 But the merciful goodness of the Lord endur- 
eth for ever and ever upon | them that j fear him : 
and his righteousness | unto | children's | children ; 

18 Even upon such as I keep his j covenant : and 
think upon | his com | mandments to ( do them. 

19 The Lord hath prepared his | throne in j 
heaven : and his kingdom | ruleth J over | all. 

20 Bless the Lord, ye angels of his, ye that ex | eel 
in I strength : ye that fulfil his commandment, and 
hearken unto the | voice | of his | words. 

21 Bless the Lord all | ye his I hosts : ye servants 
of I his that | do his | pleasure. 

22 Bless the Lord, all ye works of his, in all 
places of I his do | minion : bless the | Lord | O my | 
soul. 

Ps. 104 Whitsunday, c. 1. 18th even. 

BLESS the Lord | O my | soul : O Lord my 
God, thou art become exceeding glorious, thou 
are clothed with | majes | ty and | honour. 

2 Thou deckest thyself with light as it were | 
with a I garment : and spreadest out the | heavens i 
like a | curtain. 

3 He layeth the beams of his chambers J in the i 
waters : and maketh the clouds his chariot, and 
walketh upon the | wings | of the | wind. 

4 He maketh his I angels | winds : and his i 
ministers a | flaming | fire. 

5 He laid the foundations | of the | earth : that it 
never should | move at i any | time. 

6 Thou coveredst it with the deep like as | with 
a 1 garment : the waters | stood a I bove the | hills. 

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7 At thy re | buke they | fled : at the v6ice of thy | 
thunder they | hasted | away. 

8 Thou hast set them their bounds which they | 
shall not | pass : neither turn a I gain to | cover the | 
earth. 

9 He sendeth the springs | into the | rivers : 
which I run a | mong the j hills. 

10 All beasts of the field | drink there 1 of : and the 
wild I asses I quench their | thirst. 

11 Beside them the fowls of the air have their | 
habit I ation : and | sing a | mong the | branches. 

12 He watereth the hills | from a bove : the 
earth is filled with the | fruit of | thy I works. 

13 He bringeth forth grass | for the | cattle ; and 
green herb | for the | service of | man ; 

14 That he may bring forth bread | out of the i 
earth : and wine that maketh glad the heart of man, 
and oil to | make his | face to | shine. 

15 The trees of the Lord also are | full of I sap : 
even the cedars of Lebanon | which | he hath | 
planted ; 

16 Wherein the birds | make their | nests : and 
the fir-trees are a i dwelling | for the ] stork. 

17 He appointed the | moon for | seasons : and 
the sun | knoweth his [ going | down. 

18 Thou makest darkness that it | may be | 
night : wherein all the blasts of the | forest] 
creep J forth. 

19 The lions roaring | after their | prey : d6 | seek 
their | meat from | God. 

20 The sun ariseth, and they get them a \ way to | 
gether : and lay them | down | in their | dens. 

21 Man goeth forth | unto his | work : and to his | 
labour un | til the | evening. 

22 O Lord, how manifold | are thy | works : in 
wisdom hast thou made them all, the ^arth is | full | 
of thy I riches. 

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23 Yonder is the s6a | great and | wide : wherein 
are things creeping innumerable, both | small and | 
great | beasts. 

24 There | go the | ships : and leviathan, whom 
thou hast I formed to | play there | in. 

25 These wait | all upon | thee : that thou may- 
est give them | meat in | due I season. 

26 When thou givest it them they | gather | it : 
and when thou openest thy hand | they are | filled 
with I good. 

27 When thou hidest thyface | they are | troubled: 
when thou takest away their breath they die, and 
are | turned a | gain to i dust. 

28 When thou sendest forth thy spirit they | are 
ere I ated : and thou renewest the | face | of the | 
earth. 

29 The glorious majesty of the Lord shall en | dure 
for I ever : the Lord shall re i joice | in his I works. 

30 I will sing unto the Lord as long | as I | live : I 
will praise my God I while I | have my | being. 

31 Let my meditations be sweet | unto | him : I 
will re i joice | in the | Lord. 

32 Bless the Lord | O my | soul : praise 1 1 

— the I Lord. 

Ps. 107 i. 19th morn. 

OGIVE thanks unto the Lord for | he is| 
gracious : and his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. 

2 Let them give thanks whom the Lord | hath 
re i deemed : and delivered from the | hand | of the | 
enemy ; 

3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the 
east and | from the | west : from the | north and | 
from the | south. 

4 They wandered in the wilderness, and f6und no | 
city to i dwell in : hungry and thirsty, th^ir | soul I 
fainted | in them. 

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5 So they cried unto the L6rd | in their | trouble : 
and he delivered them | out of | their dis | tress. 

6 He led them forth by the | right | way : that 
they might go to the | city | where they | dwelt. 

7 O that men would praise the Lord | for his | 
goodness : and declare the wonders that he doeth I 
for the I children of | men ! 

8 For he satisfieth the | empty | soul : and filleth 
the I hungry | soul with | goodness. 

9 Such as sit in darkness, and m the | shadow of | 
death : being fast bound in | misery | and | iron ; 

of 
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10 Because they rebelled against the words 



the Lord : and lightly regarded the counsel 
the Most I High ; 

11 He also brought d6wn their | heart through | 
heaviness : they fell down and | there was j none 
to I help them. 

12 Then they cried unto the Lord | in their | 
trouble : and he delivered them | out of | their 
dis I tress. 

13 For he brought them out of darkness, and 6ut 
of the I shadow of I death : and | brake their | bonds 
in I sunder. 

14 O that men would therefore praise the L6rd I 
for his i goodness : and declare the wonders that he 
doeth I for the | children of I men ! 

15 Foolish men are plagued for | their of | fence : 
and because of their | wickedness | are af |flicted. 

16 Their soul abhorreth all | manner of | meat : 
and they are even | hard at | death's | door. 

17 Then they cry unto the L6rd | in their | trouble: 
and he delivereth them | out of | their dis I tress. 

18 He sendeth his word and | healeth | them : 
and I saveth them I from de I struction. 



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Pb. 107 ii 19th even. 

OTHAT men would praise the L6rd | for his | 
goodness : and declare the wonders that he 
doeth I for the | children of | men ! 

2 That they would offer unto him the sacrifice 
of I thanks ! giving : and tell | out his | works with \ 
gladness ! 

3 They that go down to the | sea in | ships : and 
do I business in | great | waters ; 

4 These see the works | of the | Lord : and his | 
wonders | in the | deep. 

5 For at his word the stormy | wind alriseth:' 
which lifteth | up the | waves there | of. 

6 They are carried up to the heaven, and down 
again | to the | deep : their soul m^lteth a ' way be \ 
cause of | trouble. 

7 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a | 
drunken | man : and are | at their | wit's | end. 

8 Then they cry unto the Lord | in their ! trouble: 
he delivereth them | out of | their dis | tress. 

9 For he maketh the | storm a ] calm : so that the | 
waves there | of are | still. 

10 Then are they glad, because | they are | quiet : 
and so he bringeth them unto the | haven where | 
they would | be. 

11 O that men would praise the Lord | for his 1 
goodness : and declare the wonders that he doeth | 
for the I children of | men ! 

12 That they would exalt him also in the congre- 
gation I of the I people : and praise him in the | seat | 
of the I elders! 

13 He turneth the floods | into a | wilderness: 
and I drieth | up the | water-springs. 

14 A fruitful land | maketh he | barren : for the 
wickedness of | them that | dwell there | in. 

15 Again, he maketh the wilderness a | standing j 
water : and water-springs 1 of a | dry j ground. 

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16 And there he | setteth the | hungry : that th6y 
may | build them a | city to | dwell in ; 

17 That they may sow their land and [ plant | 
vineyards : to | yield them | fruits of | increase. 

18 He blesseth them, so that they | multiply ] 
greatly : and suffereth not their | cattle | to de | 
crease. 

19 And again, when they are minished and | 
brought I low : through oppression, through | any | 
plague or | trouble ; 

20 Yet helpeth he the poor | out of | misery : and 
maketh him households | like a | flock of | sheep. 

21 The righteous will consider this | and re I 
joice : and the mouth of all | wickedness | shall be ! 
stopped. 

22 Whoso is wise will | ponder these | things : and 
they shall understand the loving | kindness | of the | 
Lord. 

Ps. 108 Sat. Prime. 3. — ^^ 

OGO'D my | heart is | fixed : I will sing, and 
make | melody | with my | glory. 

2 Awake | lute and | harp : I myself | will a| 
wake right | early. 

3 I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord a | mong 
the I people : I will sing praises unto | thee a | mong 
the I nations. 

4 For thy mercy is greater | than the | heavens : 
and thy truth | reacheth I unto the | clouds. 

5 Be thou exalted, O God a i bove the | heavens : 
and thy glory a | bove | all the | earth. 

6 That thy beloved may | be de | livered : let thy 
right hand save | them and | hear thou | me. 

7 God hath spoken | in his | holiness : I will re- 
joice, and divide Shechem, and m6te | out the ! valley 
of I Succoth. 

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THE PSALTER 

8 Gilead is mine and Ma ! nasseh is I mine : 
Ephraim also is the strength of my head | Judah| 
is my I sceptre ; 

9 Moab is my wash-pot, oyer Edom will I cast | 
out my I shoe : upon Phil I istia | will I I triumph. 

10 Who will lead me into the | strong | city : and 
who will I bring me I into | Edom ? 

11 Hast not thou forsaken | us O | God : and wilt 
not thou, O God go | forth | with our | hosts ? 

12 O help us a | gainst the | enemy : for vain | is 
the I help of | man. 

13 Through God we shall | do great | acts : and 
it is h6 that shall | tread | down our | enemies. 

Ps. 110 Sun. Vespers. 1 ; iv. Advent, e. 2 ; m—im^ 

Pahn Sun. e. 2. 

THE Lord said unto | my | Lord : Sit thou on my 
right hand, until I make thine | enem | ies thy | 
footstool. 

2 The Lord shall stretch forth the rod of thy 
power I out of I Sion : be thou ruler, even in the | 
midst a | mong thine I enemies. 

3 Thine shall be the dominion in the day of thy 
power, amid the brightness | of thy | saints : from 
the womb of the morning, before the | day star| 
have I be | gotten thee. 

4 The Lord sware and will | not re | pent : Thou 
art a priest for ever after the | order | of Mel | 
chisedech. 

5 The Lord upon | thy right | hand : shall wound 
even kings in the | day [ of his | wrath. 

6 He shall judge a | mong the | heathen : and 
smite the | head in | many | countries. 

7 He shall drink of the brook | in the | way: 
therefore shall he | lift | up his | head. 



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Ps. Ill Sun. Vespers. 2. 20th morn. 

I WILL give thanks unto the Lord with my 
whole I heart : secretly among the faithful and 
in the | congre | gation. 

2 The works of the | Lord are | great : sought out 
of all them that | have | pleasure there | in. 

3 His work is worthy to be praised and | had in | 
honour : and his righteousness en | dureth for | ever | 
more. 

4 The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done 
his I rnarvellous I works : that they ought to be | 
had I in re I membrance. 

5 He hath given meat unto | them that | fear him : 
he shall ever be | mindful | of his | covenant. 

6 He hath shewed his people the power | of his | 
works : that he may give th^m the | heritage | of 
the I heathen. 

7 The works of his hands are | truth and | judge- 
ment : all I his com | mandments are | sure. 

8 They stand fast for | ever and | ever : and are | 
done in | truth and | equity. 

9 He sent redemption | unto his | people : he hath 
commanded his covenant for ever, holy and | rev- 
erend I is his I name. 

10 The fear of the Lord is the be | ginning of I 
wisdom : a good understanding have all they that 
do thereafter, the praise of [ it en | dureth for | ever. 

Ps. 112 % Sun. Vespers. 3. 20th morn. 

BLESSED is the man that | feareth the | Lord: 
he hath gr^at de | light in | his com | mandments. 

2 His seed shall be mighty up I on | earth : the 
generation of the | faithful | shall be | blessed. 

3 Riches and plenteousness shall be | in his 
house : and his righteousness en | dureth for | ever 
more. 

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THE PSALTER 

4 Unto the godly there ariseth light | in the \ 
darkness : he is | merciful | loving and | righteous. 

5 Well is it with the man who shdweth | mercy 
and I lendeth : he shall main | tain his | cause in | 
judgement. 

6 For he shall | never be i moved : the righteous 
shall be had in ] ever i lasting re | membrance. 

7 He will not be afraid of any | evil | tidings : for 
his heart standeth fast and be ! lieveth | in the | 
Lord. 

8 His h^art | is es | tablished : and he | shall not I 
be a I fraid. 

9 He hath dispersed abroad, and given | to the' 
poor : and his righteousness remaineth for ever, his 
h^ad shall | be ex | alted with | honour. 

10 The ungodly shall see it and | it shall | grieve 
him : and the de | sire of the | wicked shall | perish. 

Ps. 113 Su?i. Vespers. 4; Easter Sun. e. 3. 20th even. 

PRAISE the | Lord ye | servants : O praise the | 
name i of the | Lord. 

2 Blessed be the name | of the | Lord : from this 
time 1 forth for | ever | more. 

3 The Lord's | name is | praised : from the rising 
up of the sun unto the going | down | of the | same. 

4 The Lord is high a | bove all | nations : and his | 
glory a [bove the | heavens. 

5 Who is like unto the Lord our God, that hath 
his I dwelling so | high : and yet humbleth himself 
to behold the things that | are in | fieaven and i 
earth ? 

^ 6 He taketh up the simple | out of the | dust : and 
lifteth the | needy | out of the I mire ; 

7 That he may set him | with the | princes : 6ven 
with the I princes | of his | people. 

8 He maketh the barren woman to | keep ] house : 
and to b6 a I joyful | mother of | children. 

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Ps. 114 Sun. Vespers. 5; Easter Sun. e. 3. 20th even. 
HEN Israel came | out of | Egypt : and the 



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house of Jacob fr6m a | mong the | strange 
people. 

2 Judah I was his | sanctuary : and I Israel | his 
do I minion. 

3 The sea | saw it and | fled : Jordan was | turned 
and I driven | back. 

4 The mountains ] skipped like | rams : and the 
little I hills I like young | sheep. 

5 What aileth thee, O thou sea | that thou Ifleddest : 
and thou Jordan that | thou wast | driven | back ; 

6 Ye mountains, that ye 1 skipped like 1 rams : 
and ye little | hills | like young 1 sheep ? 

7 Tremble thou earth, at the presence | of the | 
Lord : at the presence | of the | God of | Jacob ; 

8 Who turned the hard rock into a | pool of 1 
water: and the flinty stone | into a \ springing | well. 

Ps. 115 Sun. Vespers. 5. contd. 21st morn. 

NOT unto us O Lord, not | unto | us : but unto 
thy I name | give the | praise. 

2 For thy j loving! mercy : and j for thy | truth's! 
sake. 

3 Wherefore shall the | heathen | say : Wh^re is I 
now I their | God ? 

4 As for our God | he is in J heaven : he hath 
done whatso | ever | pleased | him. 

5 Their idols are | silver and 1 gold : even the | 
work of I men's j hands. 

6 They that make them are like | unto | them : 
and so are all such as | put their | trust in | them. 

7 Ye that fear the Lord, put your trust | in the 1 
Lord : h€ I is our | help and | shield. 

8 He shall bless them that j fear the | Lord : b6th | 
small I and { great. 

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9 The Lord shall increase you | more and I more : 
y6u I and | your | children. 

10 Ye are the blessed | of the | Lord : who | made | 
heaven and | earth. 

11 All the whole heavens ] are the | Lord's : the 
earth hath he given | to the | children of | men. 

12 We will praise the Lord, from this time forth 
for I ever ] more : Praise | | — the | Lord. 

Ps. 116 Mon. Vespers. 1 ; Corpus Christi. e. 1. 21st moru. 



I AM I well pleased : that the Lord hath heard 
the I voice of my | prayer ; 

2 That he hath inclined his ^ar | unto | me : there- 
fore will I call upon him as | long | as I | live. 

3 The snares of death compassed me | round a | 
bout : and the pains of | hell gat | hold up | on me ; 

4 I found trouble and heaviness, and I called upon 
the name | of the | Lord : O Lord, I beseech thee 
de I liver | my | soul. 

5 Gracious is the | Lord and | righteous : yea our | 
God I is I merciful. 

6 The Lord pre | serveth the | simple : I was in 
misery ] and he 1 helped | me.- 

7 Turn again then unto thy rest j O my | soul : for 
the Lord | hath re | warded | thee. 

8 For thou hast delivered my | soul from | death : 
mine eyes from tears | and my [ feet from ] falling. 

9 I will walk be | fore the | Lord : in the | land | 
of the I living. 

Mon. Vespers. 2. 

10 I believe, therefore | will I | speak : I' was | 
great I ly af | flicted. 

11 What shall I render I unto the | Lord : for all 
his benefits that he hath | done | unto | me ? 

12 I will take the cup | of sal I vation : and call 
upon the | name | of the | Lord. 

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THE PSALTER 

13 I will pay my vows now in the presence of | 
all his I people : right dear in the sight of the Lord 
is the I death | of his | saints. 

14 Behold O Lord, how that T | am thy | servant: 
I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid, 
thou hast 1 broken | all my | bonds, 

15 I will offer to thee the sacrifice 1 of thanks 1 
giving : and will call upon the | name | of the 1 Lord. 

16 I will pay my vows unto the Lord, in the sight 
of 1 all his I people : in the courts of the ^ Lord's 
house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem j 
Praise | — the | Lord. 

Ps. 117 21st even. 

O PRAISE the Lord | all ye 1 nations : praise i — 
him I all ye | peoples. 
2 For his merciful kindness is ever more and 
more | towards | us : and the truth of the Lord en- 
dureth for ever | Praise | - the | Lord. 

Ps. 118 Sun. Prime. 1 ; Easter Sun. m. 2. 21st even. 

OGIVE thanks unto the Lord for i he is | gracious: 
because his | mercy en 1 dureth for ] ever. 

2 Let them now that fear the | Lord con \ fess : 
that his 1 mercy en | dureth for | ever. 

3 I called upon the | Lord in | trouble : and the 
Lord heard me, and set me [ in a | large | place. 

4 The Lord is 1 on my 1 side : I will not f6ar 
what I man doeth \ unto | me. 

5 It is better to trust | in the 1 Lord : than to put 
any | confi | dence in | man. 

6 It is better to ^trust | in the | Lord : than to put 
any I confi | dence in | princes. 

7 The Lord is my strength I and my | song : and 
is be I come \ my sal | vation. 

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THE PSALTER 

8 The voice of joy and health is in the dwellings | 
of the I righteous : the right hand of the Lord 
bringeth | mighty | things to | pass. 

9 The right hand of the Lord 1 hath the pre] 
eminence : the right hand of the Lord bringeth j 
mighty | things to | pass. 

10 I shall not! die but | live : and declare the| 
works I of the | Lord. 

11 The Lord hath chastened and cor | rected | me : 
but he hath not given me I over | unto | death. 

12 O'pen me the | gates of | righteousness : that I 
may go into them, and give | thanks | unto the | 
Lord. 

13 This is the gate | of the | Lord : the righteous 
shall I enter | into | it. 

14 I will thank thee for | thou hast | heard me : 
and art be | come | my sal 1 vation. 

15 The same stone which the | builders re | fused : 
is become the | head-stone | of the | corner. 

16 This is the | Lord's | doing : and it is | mar- 
vellous I in our | eyes. 

17 This is the day which the | Lord hath | made : 
we will rejoice | and be | glad in | it. 

18 Help me | now O ; Lord : O Lord | send us | now 
pros Iperity. 

19 Blessed be he that cometh in the name | of the I 
Lord : we bless you, we that are of the | house | of 
the I Lord. 

20 God is the Lord who hath | shewed us | light : 
bind the sacrifice with cords, yea, even unto the | 
horns | of the | altar. 

21 Thou art my God and | I will | thank thee : 
thou art my | God and | I will | praise thee. 

22 O give thanks unto the Lord for | he is I 
gracious : and his | mercy en | dureth for 1 ever. 



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Ps. 119 ^un. Prime. 2. 22nd morn. 

BLESSED are those that are undefiled | in the | 
way : and walk in the | law | of the I Lord. 

2 Blessed are th6y that [ keep his | testimonies : 
and seek him | with their [ whole | heart ; 

3 Even they who I do no | wickedness : and | 
walk I in his | ways. 

4 Thou hast commanded | us thy | precepts : that | 
we should | keep them | diligently. 

5 O that my ways were made | so di | rect : that | 
I might I keep thy | statutes ! 

6 So shall I not | be con | founded : while I have 
respect | towards all | thy com j mandments. 

7 I will thank thee with an un | feigned i heart : 
when I shall have learned the | judgements 1 of 
thy I righteousness. 

8 r will I keep thy | statutes : O' for j sake me | 
not I utterly. 

Siin. Prime. 2. contd. 22nd morn. 

WHEREWITHAL shall a young man | cleanse 
his I way : even by ruling himself ac | cording j 
to thy I word. 

10 With my whole heart | have I | sought thee : O 
let me not | err from | thy com | mandments. 

11 Thy words have I hid with | in my | heart : that 
r I should not | sin a | gainst thee. 

12 Blessed art | thou O 1 Lord : O' | teach | me 
thy I statutes. 

13 With my lips have | I been | telling : of all the | 
judgements | of thy | mouth. 

14 I have had as great delight in the way | of thy i 
testimonies : as in ] all | manner of | riches. 

15 I will meditate | in thy | precepts : and have 
re I spect | unto thy | ways. 

16 My delight shall be | in thy | statutes : and 
r will I not for j get thy | word. 

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Siai. Prime. S. 22nd morn. 

ODO well I unto thy ] servant : that V may| 
live and | keep thy | word. 

18 O'pen I thou mine | eyes : that I may see the 
wondrous | things | of thy | law. 

19 I am a sojourner | on the | earth : O hide not | 
thy com mandments I from me. 

20 My soul breaketh out for | very | longing : that 
it hath I alway | unto thy | judgements. 

21 Thou hast re buked the | proud ; and they 
that do I err from | thy com I mandments. 

22 O turn from me shame | and re | buke : for | 
I have I kept thy | testimonies. 

23 Princes also did sit and | speak a | gainst me : 
but thy servant is i occupied | in thy [statutes. 

24 For thy testimonies are I my de | light : and | in 
them I is my | counsel. 

Sun. Prime. 3. contd. 22nd even. 

MY soul cleaveth i to the f dust : O quicken thou 
n\€ ac cording | to thy | word. 

26 I have acknowledged my ways, and th6u| 
heardest | me : O' | teach | me thy | statutes. 

27 Make me to understand the way of i thy com j 
mandments : and so shall I talk | of thy | wondrous' 
works. 

28 My soul melteth away for [ very | heaviness : 
comfort thou me ac cording | to thy | word. 

29 Take from me the | way of | falsehood : and 
cause thou me to make I much | of thy I law. 

30 I have chosen the | way of | truth : and thy 
judgements \ have I | laid be fore me. 

31 I have stuck | unto thy | testimonies : O' |Lord 
con ' found me | not. 

32 I will run the way of | thy coin I mandments : 
when thou hast | set my | heart at | liberty. 

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22nd even. 

TEACH me O Lord, the way | of thy \ statutes : 
and r shall | keep it | unto the | end. 

34 Give me understanding, and F shall ! keep thy | 
law : yea, I shall keep it | with my | whole | heart. 

35 Make me to go in the path of | thy com | mand- 
ments : for there | in is | my de | sire. 

36 Incline my heart | unto thy | testimonies : and 1 
not to I covetous | ness. 

37 O turn away mine eyes, 16st they be | hold | 
vanity : and quicken thou | me in I thy | ways. 

38 O stablish thy word | to thy 1 servant : that | I 
may | fear | thee. 

39 Take away the rebuke whereof | I am a | fraid : 
for thy I judgements | are | good. 

40 Behold, my delight is in | thy com | mand- 
ments : C | quicken me | in thy | righteousness. 

r 23rd morn. 

tET thy loving mercy come also unto | me O | 
J Lord : even thy salvation ac | cording | to thy | 
word. 

42 So shall I make answer unto | my ac j cusers : 
for my | trust is | in thy | word. 

43 O take not the word of thy truth utterly | out 
of my I mouth : for my I hope is | in thy | judge- 
ments. 

44 So shall I alway | keep thy | law : yea for | 
ever ] and for | ever. 

45 And r will | walk at | liberty : for 1 I have | 
sought thy I precepts. 

46 I will speak of thy testimonies also, even be | 
fore I kings : and | will not | be a | shamed. 

47 And my delight shall be in | thy com | mand- 
ments : which | I have | greatly I loved. 

48 My hands also will I lift up unto | thy com | 
mandments : and my study shall | be in | thy | 
statutes. 

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23rd morn. 

O THINK upon thy servant, as con j cerning thy I 
word : wherein thou hast caused I me to | put 
my I trust. 

50 The same is my comfort | in my | trouble : for 
thy I word hath I quickened | me. 

51 The proud have had me greatly | in de ! rision : 
yet have I not I swerved | from thy | law. 

52 For I remembered thine everlasting | judge- 
ments O ! Lord : and | have re | ceived | comfort. 

53 r am i horribly a | fraid : for the ungodly 1 that 
for I sake thy | law. 

54 Thy statutes have | been my | songs : in the | 
house I of my | pilgrimage. 

55 I have thought upon thy name O Lord in the \ 
night I season : and I | have ob | served thy | law. 

56 This I hath been | mine : that \ I have | kept 
thy I precepts. * 

23rd morn. 

THOU art my | portion O | Lord : I' have \ 
promised to | keep thy | law. 

58 I made my humble petition in thy presence, 
with my I whole | heart : O be merciful unto m6 
ac I cording I to thy | word. 

59 I called mine own ways 1 to re | membrance : 
and turned my | feet | unto thy I testimonies. 

60 I made haste, and prolonged | not the | time : 
to I keep I thy com I mandments. 

61 The snares of the ungodly have compassed 
me a ! bout : but I' have | not for ! gotten thy | law. 

62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks | unto I 
thee : because | of thy | righteous | judgements. 

63 I am a companion of all | them that | fear 
thee : and | keep I thy com I mandments. 

64 The earth O Lord, is full | of thy | mercy : O' | 
teach I me thy | statutes. 

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23rd even. 

OLORD thou hast dealt graciously ] with thy ! 
servant : ac 1 cording | to thy | word. 

66 O teach me true | judgement and | knowledge : 
for r have be | lieved in | thy com i mandments. 

67 Before I was troubled I | went a | stray : but 
now [have I | kept thy | word. 

68 Thou art | good and | gracious : O' | teach | me 
thy I statutes. 

69 The proud have imagined a | lie a i gainst me : 
but I will keep thy commandments | with my | 
whole I heart. 

70 Their heart is | fat and | gross : but my delight j 
hath been | in thy | law. 

71 It is good for me that V have | been in | trouble : 
that 1 I might | learn thy | statutes. 

72 The law of thy mouth is dearer | unto | me : 
than I thousands of | gold and | silver. 

23rd even. 

THY hands hath made me and ! fashioned | me : 
O give me understanding, that V may I learn | 
thy com | mandments. 

74 They that fear thee will be glad | when they i 
see me : because I have put my | trust | in thy | 
word. 

75 I know O Lord that thy | judgements are | right : 
and that thou in very faithfulness hast | caused me \ 
to be I troubled. 

76 O let thy merciful kindness | be my | comfort : 
according to thy I word | unto thy | servant. ^ 

77 O let thy loving mercies come unto me that | 
I may | live : for thy 1 law is 1 my de light. 

78 Let the proud be confounded, for they have 
overthrown | me with | falsehood : but Twill | medi- 
tate 1 in thy | precepts. 

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79 Let such as fear thee be turned | unto I me : 
and I they shall | know thy 1 testimonies. 

80 O let my heart be sound | in thy | statutes : 
that r may j never 1 be ashamed. 

24th morn. 

MY soul hath longed for | thy sal | vation : and I 
have good hope be | cause of | thy | word. 

82 Mine eyes long sore | for thy | word : saying, 
O when I wilt thou | comfort | me ? 

83 For I am withered like a wine-skin | in the I 
smoke : yet do I | not for | get thy | statutes. 

84 How many are the days | of thy | servant : 
when wilt thou judge i them that | persecute | me ? 

85 The proud have digged j pits for | me : who | 
are not I after thy | law. 

86 A'll thy com I mandments are | true : they perse- 
cute me falsely | O be | thou my | help. 

87 They had almost made an end of me up | on 
the I earth : but T for|sook not | thy com] mand- 
ments. 

88 O quicken me after thy | loving | kindness : and 
so shall I k6ep the | testimonies | of thy | mouth. 

24th morn. 

F3R I ever O | Lord : thy | word is | settled in I 
heaven. 

90 Thy truth also remaineth from one generation | 
to an I other : thou hast laid the foundation of the | 
earth and | it a [ bideth. 

91 They continue this day according | to thine | 
ordinance : for | all things | are thy | servants. 

92 Unless thy law had been | my de i light : I 
should then have | perished in | mine af | fliction. 

93 I will never forget ( thy com | mandments : for 
with them | thou hast | quickened | me. 

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94 Tarn 1 thine O i save me : for | I have i sought 
thy I precepts. 

95 The ungodly laid wait for me | to des ( troy me : 
but r will con | sider | thy | testimonies. 

96 I have seen an end of | all per | fection : but 
thy commandment | is exjceeding | broad. 

24th morn. 

LORD what love have I | unto thy 1 law : all the 
J day long it | is my | medi \ tation. 

98 Thou through thy commandments, hast made 
me wiser | than mine I enemies : for j they are | mine 
for 1 ever. 

99 I have moreunderstanding | than my | teachers : 
for thy I testimonies | are my | study. 

100 I am wiser | than the | aged : because 1 1 keep [ 
thy com Imandments. 

101 I have refrained my feet from 6very | evil | 
way : that | I may | keep thy | word. 

102 I have not shrunk j from thy I judgements : 
for I thou I teachest | me. 

103 O how sweet are thy w6rds | unto my [ taste : 
yea, sweeter than | honey | to my | mouth. 

104 Through thy commandments I get | under | 
standing : therefore I | hate all | evil | ways. 

24th even. 

THY word is a lantern | unto my | feet : and a | 
light I unto my | paths. 

106 I have sworn and am | stedfastly I purposed : 
to I keep thy 1 righteous | judgements. 

107 I am afflicted | very | much : quicken me O 
Lord ac I cording | to thy | word. 

108 Let the free-will offerings of my mouth 
please | thee O [ Lord : and | teach me | thy | judge- 
ments. 

109 My soul is alway j in my | hand : y^t do 
I I not for I get thy | law. 

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110 The ungodly have laid a | snare | for me : 
but yet I swerved | not from | thy com | mandments. 

111 Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine 
herit | age for | ever : for they are the v6ry \ joy | of 
my I heart. 

112 I have applied my heart to fulfil thy | statutes | 
alway : 6ven \ un | to the | end. 

24th even. 

IHATE a I double | mind : but thy | law | do 
I J love. 

114 Thou art my de j fence and | shield : and my | 
trust is I in thy | word. 

115 Away from | me ye | wicked : I will keep 
the com | mandments | of my | God. 

116 O stablish me according to thy word that | I 
may | live : and let me not be disap ! pointed | of my | 
hope. 

117 Hold thou me up and I | shall be | safe : yea, 
my delight shall be | ever | in thy | statutes. 

118 Thou hast set at naught all them that depart | 
from thy | statutes : for th6y im |agine | butde|ceit. 

119 Thou puttest away all the ungodly of the | 
earth like | dross : therefore I | love | thy | testi- 
monies. 

120 My flesh tremble th for | fear of | thee : and Y 
am a | fraid of | thy | judgements. 

24th even. 

IDEAL with the thing that is | lawful and 1 right : 
O give me not over | unto | mine op | pressors. 

122 Make thou thy servant to delight in | that 
which is I good : let | not the | proud op | press me. 

123 Mine eyes are wasted away with looking for 
thy I saving | health : and | for thy | righteous | word. 

124 O deal with thy servant according unto thy | 
loving I mercy : and | teach | me thy | statutes. 

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125 I am thy servant, O grant me [under | standing : 
that I I may | know thy | testimonies. 

126 It is time for thee Lord 1 to a | rise : f6r | they 
have I broken thy | law. 

127 I love I thy com | mandments : above | gold 
and I precious | stones. 

128 I esteem all thy precepts | to be | right : and 
all false ways I | utter | ly ab j hor. 

25th morn. 

THY testimonies are I very | wonderful : there- 
fore I doth my | soul | keep them. 

130 When thy word I goeth | forth : it giveth 
light and under | standing | to the | simple. 

131 I 6pened my | mouth and | panted : f6r 1 1 
longed for ] thy com I mandments. 

132 O look thou upon me, and be merciful | unto | 
me : as thou usest to do unto | those that | love thy j 
name. 

133 Order my st6ps | in thy | word : and so shall 
no wickedness have do | minion | over I me. 

134 O deliver me from the wrongful | dealings 
of I men : and so shall | I ob I serve thy | precepts. 

135 Shew the light of thy countenance up jon thyj 
servant : and | teach | me thy | statutes. 

136 Mine eyes run i down with | tears : because 
men 1 keep 1 not thy | law. 

25th mom. 

Rf GHTEOUS art | thou O | Lord : and ! upright | 
. are thy | judgements. 

138 The testimonies that th6u | hast com manded : 
are ex I ceeding | righteous and | true. 

139 My zeal hath ^ven con | sumed | me : because 
mine enemies | have for | gotten thy | words. 

140 Thy word is tried | to the | uttermost : and 
thy I servant 1 loveth | it. 

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THE PSALTER 

141 I am small, and of no | repu | tation : yet V 
for I get not | thy com | mandments. 

142 Thy righteousness is | ever | lasting : and thy | 
law I is the | truth. 

143 Trouble and heaviness have taken ] hold up ] 
on me : yet is my de i light in | thy com | mandments. 

144 Thy testimonies are | righteous | for ever : O 
grant me under | standing and | I shall | live. 

25th morn. 

I GALL with my | whole | heart : hear me O 
Lord I I will | keep thy | statutes. 

146 Yea, even unto th6e | do I | call : h6\p me 
and I I shall j keep thy | testimonies. 

147 Early m the morning do I cry | unto | thee : 
for in thy I word | is my | trust. 

148 Mine eyes prevent the | night 1 watches : that 
r may I muse up|on thy | word. 

149 Hear my voice O Lord, according unto thy | 
loving I kindness : quicken me ac | cording as | thou 
art I wont. 

150 They draw nigh that follow | after | wicked- 
ness : and are | far from | thy ( law. 

151 Be thou nigh at | hand O | Lord : for all | thy 
com I mandments are | truth. 

152 Asconcerning thy testimonies,!' have | known 
long I since : that thou hast | founded | them for | 
ever. 

25th even. 

O CONSIDER mine adversity, and dej liver | 
me : for Y do [ not for | get thy | law. 

154 Plead thou my cause and de | liver | me : 
quicken me ac | cording | to thy | word. 

155 Salvation is far [ from the | wicked : for th6y \ 
seek not | after thy | statutes. 

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THE PSALTER 

156 Great is thy [ mercy O | Lord : quicken | me 
as I thou art | wont. 

157 Many there are that trouble me and | perse- 
cute I me : yet do V not | swerve | from thy | testi- 
monies. 

158 Itgrieveth me when I | see the trans | gressors : 
because they | keep | not thy | law. 

159 Consider O Lord, how I love | thy com | 
mandments : O quicken me, according | to thy \ 
loving I kindness. 

160 Thy word is true from | ever | lasting : all thy 
righteous judgements en | dure for | ever more. 

25th even. 

PRINCES have persecuted me with i out a \ 
cause : but my heart standeth in | awe | of thy j 
word. 

162 I am as glad of 1 thy | word : as one that | 
findeth | great J spoil. 

163 As for lies, I hate | and ab i hor them : but 
thy I law I do I I love. 

164 Seven times a day do I | praise | thee: because | 
of thy I righteous | judgements. 

165 Great peace have they that | love thy j law : 
and I they shall | have no | hurt. 

166 Lord, I have looked for thy | saving | health : 
and done 1 after | thy com | mandments. 

167 My soul hath | kept thy | testimonies : and | 
loved I them ex | ceedingly. 

168 I have kept thy com j mandments and | testi- 
monies : for all my ] ways | are be | fore thee. 

25th even. 

IET my complaint come be | fore thee O ( Lord : 
^ give me understanding ac 1 cording | to thy | 
word. 

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THE PSALTER 

170 Let my supplication | come be | fore thee : 
deliver me ac | cording | to thy | word. 

171 My lips shall speak | of thy | praise : when 
thou hast I taught j me thy | statutes. 

172 Yea, my tongue shall sing | of thy | word : 
for all J thy com | mandments are | righteous. 

173 Let thine hand be | ready to | help me : for 
r have I chosen | thy com | mandments. 

174 I have longed for thy saving | health O I 
Lord : and in thy | law is | my de ! light 

175 O let my soul live and | it shall | praise thee : 
and I let thy | judgements | help me. 

176 I have gone astray like a sheep 1 that is | lost : 
O seek thy servant, for I do not for I get | thy com | 
mandments. 



Ps. 120 Mon. Vespers. 3. '^«— ^— « 

WHEN I was in trouble I called up on the j 
Lord : and ] - he i heard | me. 

2 Deliver my soul O Lord from ] lying | lips : 
and I from a de i ceitful | tongue. 

3 What reward shall be given or done unto thee j 
thou I false tongue ? sharp as arrows and | hot as | 
burning | coals. 

4 Woe is me, that I am constrained to \ dwell 
in I Mesech : and to have my habitation a | mong 
the I tents of | Kedar. 

5 My soul hath long ] had her | dwelling : with | 
him that | hateth | peace. 

6 I labour for peace, but when I speak unto ] 
them there | of : they | make them ] ready for | war. 

Ps. 121 Mon. Vespers. J^. 26th morn. 

I WILL lift up mine 6yes | linto the | hills : from | 
whence shall | come my | help ? 
2 My help cometh 6ven | from the | Lord : wh6 
hath 1 made | heaven and | earth. 

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3 He will not suffer thy foot | to be | moved : and 
he that i keepeth thee j will not | sleep. 

4 Behold, he that | keepeth | Israel : shall neither | 
slumber | nor | sleep. 

5 The Lord himself [ is thy | keeper : the Lord 
is thy defence up | on thy | right | hand ; 

6 So that the sun shall not smite | thee by | day : 
neither the | moon | by [ night. 

7 The Lord shall preserve thee from j all | evil : 
yea, it is even he | that shall | keep thy | soul. 

8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and 
thy I coming | in : from this time | forth for | ever | 
more. 

Ps. 122 Mon. Vespers. 5. 26th morn. 

I WAS glad when they said | unto | me : We will 
go into the | house | of the | Lord. 

2 Our feet shall stand with | in thy | gates : O' | 
- Je i rusa Hem. 

3 Jerusalem is built | as a | city : that is at | unity | 
in it I self. 

4 For thither the tribes go up, even the tribes \ of 
the 1 Lord : to testify unto Israel, to give thanks 
unto the | name | of the | Lord. 

5 For there is the | seat of | judgement : even 
the seat | of the | house of | David. 

6 O pray for the peace I of Je ! rusalem : they 
shall I prosper that | love | thee. 

7 P^ace be with I in thy | walls : and plenteous I 
ness with j in thy I palaces. 

8 For my brethren and com I panions' | sakes : I 
will now say | Peace I be with | in thee. 

9 Yea, because of the house of the I Lord our ] 
God : r will I alway | seek thy | good. 

[and Psalm 124] 

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Ps. 123 Tues. Vespers. 1. — — 

UNTO thee lift I | up mine | ej^es : O thou that 1 
dwellest | in the | heavens. 

2 Behold, even as the eyes of servants look unto 
the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a 
maiden unto the hand | of her | mistress : even so 
our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until 1 he 
have I mercy up on us. 

3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord have | mercy 
up on us : for we are | utter j ly de 1 spised. 

4 Our soul is filled with the scornful reproof | of 
the wealthy : and with the de 1 spitefulness \ of 
the proud. 

Ps. 124 Tues. Vespers. 2. 26th. morn. 

IF the Lord himself had not been on our side, now 
may | Israel | say : if the Lord himself had not 
been on our side when | men rose | up a J gainst us ; 

2 They had swallowed us | up a live : when 
their wrath | was so | kindled a | gainst us. 

3 Yea, the waters had | over i whelmed us : and 
the stream had | gone | over our | soul. 

4 The deep waters | of the | proud : had gone | 
even | over our | soul. 

5 But praised 1 be the | Lord : who hath not 
given us over for a | prey | unto their | teeth. 

6 Our soul is escaped, even as a bird out of the 
snare | of the | fowler : the snare is broken and | 
we I are de i livered. 

7 Our help standeth in the name I of the 1 Lord : 
who hath | made | heaven and | earth. 

Ps. 125 Tues. Vespers. 3. 26th even. 

THEY that put their trust in the Lord shall be 
even \ as mount | Sion : which may not be 
removed but 1 standeth | fast for | ever. 

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2 As the hills stand round a | bout Je 1 rusalem : 
even so standeth the Lord round about his people, 
from this time | forth for | ever | more. 

3 For the sceptre of the ungodly shall not abide 
upon the lot | of the | righteous : lest the righteous 
put I forth their | hand to | wickedness. 

4 Do I well O I Lord : unto those that are | good 
and I true of | heart. 

5 As for such as turn back unto their ] own | 
wickedness : the Lord shall lead them forth with 
the evil-doers, but peace shall | be up | on | Israel. 

Ps. 126 Tiies. Fespers. 4- 26th even. 

WHEN the Lord turned again the captivi ! ty 
of I Sion : then were we like | unto | them 
that I dream. 

2 Then was our mouth | filled with | laughter : 
and our | tongue with | joyful | songs. 



3 Then said they a 
Lord hath | done great 



mong the | heathen : The 
things for | them. 

4 Yea, the Lord hath done great things for | us 
al I ready : where I of | we re joice. 

5 Turn our captivity | O | Lord : as the [ rivers | 
in the | south. 

6 They that | sow in ] tears : shall | reap with 
shouts of I joy. 

7 He that now goeth on his way weeping, and 
beareth | forth good | seed : shall doubtless come 
again with joy and | bring his | sheaves | with him. 

Ps. 127 Tues. Vespers. 5. 26th even. 

EXCEPT the Lord | build the [house : their 
labour \ is but | lost that | build it. 
2 Except the Lord | keep the I city : the watch- 
man I waketh | but in | vain. 

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THE PSALTER 

3 It is but lost labour that ye rise up early, 
and so late take rest, and eat the | bread of j 
carefulness : for surely he giveth | his be | loved | 
sleep. 

Ps. 128 fVed. Vespers. 1. — — — 

BLESSED are all they that | fear the | Lord : 
and I walk | in his | ways. 

2 For thou shalt eat the labours | of thine 1 hands : 
it is well with thee, and | happy | shalt thou | be. 

3 Thy wife shall h€ as the | fruitful | vine : upon 
the I walls | of thine | house ; 

4 Thy children like the | olive | branches : round I - 
a I bout thy | table. 

5 Lo, thus shall the | man be | blessed : that | 
fear | eth the | Lord. 

6 The Lord from out of Sion shall 1 so | bless 
thee : that thou shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity | 
all thy I life | long. 

7 Yea, that thou shalt see thy 1 children's 1 chil- 
dren : and | peace up | on ] Israel. 

Ps. 129 Wed. Vespers. 2. 27th morn. 

MANY a time have they fought against me 
from my [ youth | up : may | Israel | now | 
say. 

2 Yea, many a time have they vexed me from 
my I youth | up : but they have ] not pre | vailed 
a I gainst me. 

3 The plowers plowed up | on my | back : and | 
made \ long their I furrows. 

4 But the I righteous | Lord : hath hewn the 
snares of the un | godly | in | pieces. 

5 They are confounded and j turned | backward : 
as many as have | evil | will at | Sion. 

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Ps. 130 JVed. Vespers. S ; Ash Wed. e. 2. 27th morn. 
UT of the depths have I cried unto 1 thee O { 



.o 



Lord : Lord | hear | my | voice. 

2 O let thine ears con | sider | well : the | voice 
of I my com j plaint. 

3 If thou Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what 
is I done a | miss : O L6rd | who | may a bide it ? 

4 But th^re is | mercy with | thee : therefore | 
shalt I thou be | feared. 

5 I look for the Lord, my soul doth | wait fori 
him : in his \ word | is my | trust. 

6 My soul looketh | for the | Lord : more than 
they that | watch | for the | morning. 

7 O Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the Lord | 
there is | mercy : and with | him is | plenteous 
re I demption. 

8 And he shall re j deem | Israel : from | all | his 
in I iquities. 

Ps. 131 JVed. reapers. .!f. ; Annunciation, e. 1. 27th. moru. 

10RD, my heart | is not | haughty : Y have | no | 
^ proud I looks. 

2 I do not exercise myself in | great | matters : or 
in I things too | high for | me. 

3 But I refrain my soul, and keep it low, like as 
a child that is weaned | from his | mother : yea, my 
soul is even | as a | weaned | child. 

4 O Israel, trust | in the | Lord : from this time [ 
forth for | ever j'more. 

Ps. 132 Wed. Fcspers. 5 ; Annunciation, e. 2. 27th even. 

10RD re \ member 1 David : and | all | his af | flic- 
_v tion. 

2 How he sware | unto the | Lord : and vowed a 
vow unto the | mighty | God of | Jacob ; 

3 I will not come within the tabernacle | of mine | 
house : nor | climb up | into my | bed ; 

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THE PSALTER 

4 I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep nor mine | 
eye-lids to | slumber : neither the temples of my 
head to | take | any | rest ; 

5 Until I find out a place | for the | Lord : an 
habitation for the | mighty | God of | Jacob. 

6 We will go I into his | tabernacle : and fall on 
our I knees be ; fore his | footstool. 

7 Arise O Lord | into thy | resting-place : thou 
and the | ark | of thy | strength. 

8 Let thy'priests be | clothed with | righteousness : 
and let thy | saints | sing with | joy. 

9 For thy servant | David's | sake : turn not 
away the | face of | thine a | nointed. 

10 The Lord hath made a faithful oath | unto j 
David : of the fruit of thy body will I | set up \ on 
thy I throne. 

11 If thy children will keep my covenant, and my 
testimonies that | I shall | teach them : their children 
also shall sit upon thy | throne for | ever i more. 

12 For the Lord hath | chosen | Sion : he hath 
desired it | for his | habi | tation. 

13 This shall be my | rest for | ever : here will I 
dwell, for I | have a de | light there j in. 

14 I will abundantly bless | her pro ! vision : and 
will satisfy her | needy | ones with | bread. 

15 I will deck her | priests with | health : and her 
saints | shall re | joice and | sing. 

16 I have ordained a lantern for I mine a | nointed : 
and his | crown shall | flourish up|on him. 

Ps. 133 Tkurs. Vespers. 1. 27th even. 

BEHOLD, how good and joyful a | thing it | is : 
for brethren to | dwell to ! gether in | unity ! 
2 It is like the precious ointment upon the | head 
of I Aaron : which ran down even to the | borders | 
of his I garments. 

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3 Like as the | dew of | Hermon : which f6\\ 
up I on the | hill of | Sion. 

4 For there the Lord 1 promised his | blessing : 
even | life for | ever i more. 

Ps. 134 Sun. Comp. 3. 27th even. 

BEH6LD now I praise the | Lord : all ye | 
servants | of the | Lord ; 

2 Ye that by night stand in the house i of the | 
Lord : even in the courts of the | temple | of our | 
God. 

3 Lift up your hands | in the I sanctuary : and | 
praise | - the 1 Lord. 

4 The Lord that made | heaven and 1 earth : give 
thee I blessing | out of ] Sion. 

Ps. 135 28th morn. 

O PRAISE the Lord, laud ye the name | of the | 
Lord : praise it, O' ye | servants | of the | Lord ; 

2 Ye that stand in the house | of the | Lord : in 
the courts of the | temple | of our [ God. 

3 O praise the Lord for the | Lord is gracious : 
O sing praises unto his | name for 1 it is lovely. 

4 For I know that the | Lord is | great : and that 
our Lord | is a 1 bove all | gods. 

5 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in 
heaven | and in 1 earth : in the | sea and | in the | 
deep. 

6 He bringeth forth the clouds from the ends | of 
the I world : and sendeth forth lightnings, bringing 
the i winds | out of his | treasures. 

7 Thy name O Lord en!dureth for | ever : so 
doth thy memorial O Lord, from one gener [ation | 
to an I other. 

8 For the Lord will | judge his i people : and be I 
gracious | unto his \ servants. 

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9 As for the idols of the heathen, th6y are but | 
silver and | gold : the | work of | men's 1 hands. 

10 They have | mouths and | speak not : eyes | 
have they | but they | see not. 

11 They have ears and | yet they | hear not : 
neither is there any | breath | in their | mouths. 

12 They that make them are like | unto | them : 
and so are all they that | put their | trust in | them. 

13 Praise the Lord ye | house of \ Israel : ye that 
fear the | Lord bless | ye the | Lord. 

14 Blessed be the Lord | out of | Sion : praise | 
I — the I Lord. 

Ps. 136 Thurs. Vespers. 2. 28th morn. 

OGIVE thanks unto the Lord for | he is 1 
gracious : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever. 

2 O give thanks unto the | God of | gods : for 
his I mercy en [ dureth for | ever. 

3 O thank the | Lord of | lords : for his | mercy 
en I dureth for | ever. 

4 Who only | doeth great | wonders .: for his j 
mercy en [ dureth for | ever. 

5 Who by his excellent wisdom | made the | 
heavens : for his | mercy en [ dureth for | ever. 

6 Who laid out the earth a | bove the | waters : 
for his I mercy en I dureth for j ever. 

7 Who hath made | great i lights : for his | mercy 
en i dureth for | ever ; 

8 The sun to | rule the | day : for his | mercy 
en i dureth for | ever. 

9 The moon and the stars to | govern the | night: 
for his I mercy en | dureth for | ever. 

Thurs. Vespers. 3. 

10 He brought I'srael | out of | Egypt : for his | 
mercy en | dureth for | ever. 

11 With a mighty hand and | stretched out | arm : 
for his I mercy en | dureth for | ever. 

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12 Who made a way in the | midst of the 1 sea : 
for his I mercy en | dureth for | ever. 

13 Who led his people I through the | wilderness : 
for his I mercy en | dureth for | ever. . 

14 Who remembered us when we | were m 1 
trouble : for his | mercy en | dureth for | ever ; 

15 He hath delivered us | from our 1 enemies : 
for his I mercy en | dureth for \ ever. ^, , . , 

16 Who giveth food to 1 all 1 flesh : for his | mercy 
en I dureth for | ever. , ^ ^ n i. 

17 O give thanks unto the 1 God of 1 heaven : 
for his I mercy en | dureth for 1 ever. 

18 O give thanks unto the | Lord of | lords : tor 
his I mercy en | dureth for | ever. 

Ps, 137 T/inrs. Vespers. 4. 28th even. 

Y the waters of Babylon we sat | down and 
^ wept : when we rejmembered | thee O | Sion. 

2 As for our harps we | hanged them | up : upon 
the willows I in the 1 midst there | of. . , . 

3 For they that led us away captive, required ot 
us a song, and melody I in our | heaviness : Smg us 
one of the | songs of 1 Sion. , ^ „ , , , 

4 How shall we sing the | Lord s 1 song : in ! — 
a I strange I land ? 

5 If I forget thee 1 O Je I rusalem : let my right | 
hand for | get her | cunning. 

6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave 
to the roof t of my 1 mouth : yea, if I prefer not 
Jerusalem a | bove my 1 chief | joy. 

pg^ 138 Thiirs. Vespers. 5 ; 28th even. 

Annundaiion. in. 3. 

I WILL give thanks unto thee, O L6rd with my | 
whole I heart : even before the gods will I sing | 
praises | unto [ thee. 

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2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and 
praise thy name, because of thy loving-kindness \ 
and thy I truth : for thou hast magnified thy name 
and thy j word a i hove | all things. 

3 When I called upon thee thou | heardest | me : 
and en j duedst my | soul with | strength. 

4 All the kings of "the earth shall praise | thee O j 
Lord : for they have heard the | words | of thy | 
mouth. 

5 Yea, they shall sing of the ways | of the | Lord : 
that great is the | glory | of the | Lord. 

6 For though the Lord be high, yet hath he 
respect | unto the | lowly : as for the proud, he 
beholdeth | them a I far | off. 

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet 
shalt I thou re fresh me : thou shalt stretch forth 
thy hand against the fury of mine enemies, and | 
thy right | hand shall | save me. 

8 The Lord will perfect that which con | cerneth | 
me : thy mercy O Lord endureth for ever, forsake 
not then the works I of thine I own I hands. 



Ps. 139 Fri. Vespers. 1. 29th morn. 

OLORD, thou hast searched me I out and | 
known me : thou knowest my down-sitting and 
mine up-rising, thou understandest my | thoughts 
a J far | off. 

2 Thou art about my path and a | bout my | bed : 
and I seest | all my | ways. 

3 For lo, there is not a word | in my | tongue : 
but thou O Lord j knowest it | alto | gether. 

4 Thou has beset me behind | and be | fore : and | 
laid thine | hand up j on me. 

5 Such knowledge is too | wonderful | for me : 
it is too high for | me to | under | stand. 

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6 Whither shall I go then | from thy | spirit : or 
whither shall I | flee | from thy | presence ? 

7 If I ascend up into heaven | thou art | there : if 
I go down to h611 be 1 hold | thou art | there. 

8 If I take the wings of the morning, and 
dwell in the uttermost parts | of the | sea : even 
there also shall thy hand lead me, and ] thy right | 
hand shall | hold me. 

9 If I say. Surely the darkness shall | cover | me : 
then shall my | night be | turned to \ day. 

10 Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee, 
but the night is as clear [ as the | day : the darkness 
and light are | both a | like to | thee. 

Fri. Vespeis. 2. 

11 I will give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully 
and wonder | fully | made : marvellous are thy 
works, and that my I soul | knoweth right | well. 

12 My frame was not | hidden | from thee : when 
r was I made and | wrought in | secret. 

13 Thine eyes did see mine im | perfect ] sub- 
stance : and in thy book were | all my | members | 
written. 

14 Which day by | day were | fashioned : when 
as yet J there was | none of | them. 

15 How dear are thy thoughts unto | me O | God : 
O how great | is the | sum of | them ! 

16 If I tell them, they are more in number | than 
the I sand : when I awake | I am | still with \ 
thee. 

17 Try me O God and | search my | heart : pr6ve | 
me and | know my | thoughts. 

18 Look well if there be any way of | wicked- 
ness I in me : and lead me in the | way | ever | 
lasting. 



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Ps. 140 Fri. Vespers. 3. 29th morn. 

DELIVER me, O Lord from the | evil | man : 
and preserve me | from the | man of | violence. 

2 Who imagine mischief | in their | hearts : and 
stir up strife | all the | day | long. 

3 They have sharpened their tongues | like a \ 
serpent : adder's | poison is | under their | lips. 

4 Keep me O Lord, from the hands of | the un ! 
godly : preserve me from the wicked men, who are 
purposed to | over | throw my | steps. 

5 I said unto the Lord, Thou art my | God : 
hear the voice | of my | prayers O Lord. 

6 O Lord God, thou strength of my sal j vation : 
thou hast covered my head | in the | day of | battle. 

7 Let not the ungodly have his de | sire O | Lord : 
let not his mischievous imagination prosper | lest 
they I be too | proud. 

8 A slanderer shall not prosper up | on the | earth : 
evil shall hunt the violent | man to | over j throw 
him. 

9 Sure I am that the Lord will a | venge the | 
poor : and maintain the I cause of | the af flicted. 

10 The righteous also shall give thanks ! unto 
thy I name : and the just shall con \ tinue | in thy | 
sight. 

Ps. 141 Fri. J^espers. j^. 29th even. 

10RD, I call upon thee, haste thee | unto | me : 
^ and consider my voice when I | cry | unto | 
thee. 

2 Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as 
the I incense : and the lifting up of my hands as 
an I evening | sacrifice. 

3 Set a watch O Lord be | fore my | mouth : and 
keep the | door [ of my | lips. 

4 O let not mine heart be inclined to any | evil | 
thing : let me not be occupied in ungodly works, with 

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the men that work wickedness, neither let me j eat \ 
of their | dainties. 

5 Let the righteous rather smite me, and it shall | 
be a I kindness : let him rebuke me and | it shall | be 
like I balm. 

6 For even in their wickedness shall my | prayer 
con I tinue : that they may hear my | words for I they 
are | sweet. 

7 Our bones lie scattered be | fore the | pit : like as 
when one breaketh and heweth | wood up i on the | 
earth. 

8 But mine eyes look unto thee O | Lord | God : 
in thee is my trust O | cast not | out my | soul. 

Ps. 142 Fri. Vespers. 5 ; ii. Lent e. 2. 29th even. 

I CRIED unto the Lord | with my | voice : yea, 
even unto the Lord did I | make my | suppli | 
cation. 

2 I poured out my com | plaint be | fore him : and | 
shewed him | of my | trouble. 

3 When my spirit was in heaviness, thou | knew- 
est my | path : in the way wherein I walked have 
they I hidden a | snare | for me. 

4 I looked also upon my | right | hand : and saw 
there was | no man | that would | know me. 

5 I had no place to | flee | unto : and no man | 
cared | for my | soul. 

6 I cried unto thee O ] Lord and \ said : Thou art 
my hope, and my portion in the | land | of the | 
living. 

7 Consider | my com I plaint : for F am | brought | 
very | low. 

8 O deliver me | from my | persecutors : for they | 
are too | strong for | me. 

9 Bring my soul out of prison, that L may | praise 
thy I name : and let the righteous | compass j me 
a I bout. 

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Ps. 143 Tenebrae. 9 ; ii. Advent, m. 2 ; 30th morn. 

it. Lent. m. 2. 

HEAR my prayer O Lord, and consider ] my de 
sire : hearken unto me for thy | truth and 
righteousness' | sake. 

2 And enter not into judgement | with thy | ser- 
vant : for in thy sight shall | no man | living be | 
justified. 

3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul, he 
hath smitten my life down | to the | ground : he 
hath laid me in the darkness, as the men that | have 
been | long | dead. 

4 Therefore is my spirit in | anguish with i in me : 
and my | heart with I in me is | desolate. 

5 Yet do I remember the time past, I muse upon j 
all thy I works : yea, I exercise myself in the oper \ 
ations | of thy | hands. 

6 I stretch forth my hands | unto | thee : my soul 
gaspeth unto thee | as a | thirsty | land. 

7 Hear me O Lord, and that soon, for my spirit | 
waxeth | faint : hide not thy face from me, lest I be 
like unto them that go | down | to the | pit. 

8 O let me hear thy loving-kindness betimes in 
the morning, for in thee | is my | trust : shew thou 
me the way that I should walk in, for I lift up my \ 
soul ! unto I thee. 

9 Deliver me, O Lord | from mine i enemies : for 
I flee I unto | thee to | hide me. 

10 Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee, 
for thou I art my | God : let thy loving spirit lead 
me forth | unto the I land of | righteousness. 

11 Quicken me, O Lord for thy | name's | sake : 
and for thy righteousness' sake bring my | soul | out 
of I trouble. 



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Ps. 144 i. Sat. Vespers. 1 ; ii. Advent, e. 2. 30th morn. 

BLESSED be the | Lord my | strength : m^ 1 hope I 
and my | fortress. 

2 He is my refuge | and de | liverer : my shield 
and my de | fender in | whom I | trust. 

3 Lord what is man, that thou hast such respect 
unto I him : or the son of man, that thou | so re 
gardest | him ? 

4 Man is like a | thing of | nought : his time passeth 
a I way | like a | shadow. 

5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord and | come | down : 
touch the I mountains and | they shall | smoke. 

6 Send down thine hand | from a | bove : deliver 
me, and take me | out of | many | waters. 

Ps. 144 ii. Sat. Vespers. 2. ^-^— 

I WILL sing a new song unto | thee O | God : and 
sing praises unto thee up | on a | ten-stringed | 
lute. 

2 Thou givest salvation | unto the | king : and 
hast delivered thy servant from the | peril | of the \ 
sword. 

3 Save me, and deliver me from the hand of | 
strange | children : whose mouth talketh of vanity, 
and their right hand is a | right hand j of in I iquity. 

4 That our sons may grow up as | young | plants : 
and that our daughters may be as polished | corners | 
of the I temple. 

5 That our garners may be full and plenteous 
with all I manner of | store : and that our sheep 
bring forth thousands, and become ten | thousands | 
in our | fields. 

6 That our oxen may be strong to labour, and 
that there be | no de | cay : no leading into captiv- 
ity, and no com | plaining | in our | streets. 

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7 Happy are the people that are in | such a \ case : 
yea, blessed are the people who have the | Lord ! for 
their I God. 



Ps. 145 Sort. Vespers. 3 ; Whitsunday, e. 2. 30th even. 

I WILL magnify thee O | God my | King : and 
I will praise thy | name for | ever and | ever. 

2 Every day will I give thanks | unto | thee : and 
praise thy | name for | ever and | ever. 

3 Great is the Lord, and marvellous worthy | to 
be I praised : there is no | end J of his | greatness. 

4 One generation shall praise thy works | unto 
an I other : and de ' clare thy | mighty | acts. 

5 As for me, I will be talking | of thy | worship : 
thy glory thy | praise and | wondrous | works ; 

6 So that men shall speak of the might of thy | 
marvellous 1 acts : I will also | tell | of thy I great- 
ness. 

7 The memorial of thine abundant kindness I 
shall be | shewed : and men shall | sing of | thy | 
righteousness. 

Sal. Vespers. 4. 

8 The Lord is gracious and I full of com | passion : 
long-suffering | and of | great | goodness. 

9 The Lord is loving unto } every [ man : and his 
mercy is | over | all his J works. 

10 All thy works praise | thee O | Lord : and thy 
saints give | thanks | unto | thee. 

11 They shew the glory | of thy [ kingdom : and [ 
talk i of thy | power ; 

12 That thy power, thy glory, and the majesty [ of 
thy I kingdom : might be | known | unto | men. 

13 Thy kingdom is an ever 1 lasting | kingdom : and 
thy dominion endureth through | out all | gener \ 
ations. 

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Sat. Vespers. 5. 

14 The Lord upholdeth all | such as | fall : and 
lifteth up all those | that are | bowed | down. 

15 The eyes of all wait upon | thee O | Lord : and 
thou givest them their | meat in | due | season. 

16 Thou 6penest | thine | hand : and satisfiest the 
desire of | every | living | thing. 

17 The Lord is righteous in | all his | ways : and | 
holy in | all his | works. 

18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that | call up | 
on him : to all that | call up | on him | faithfully. 

19 He will fulfil the desire of | them that | fear 
him : he also will h6ar their | cry | and will ] help 
them. 

20 The Lord pres6rveth all | them that | love him : 
but scattereth a | broad | all the un | godly. 

21 My mouth shall speak the praise | of the | Lord : 
and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy | name for | 
ever and | ever. 

Fs. 146 31st morn. 

PRAISE the Lord O my soul, while I live will I ! 
praise the | Lord : yea, as long as I have any 
being, I will sing | praises | unto my | God. 

2 O put not your trust in princes, nor in any \ 
son of I man : in | whom there | is no | help. 

3 For when the breath of man goeth forth, he 
shall turn again | to his | earth : and then all his | 
purposes | shall | perish. 

4 Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob | for 
his I help : and whose hope is | in the | Lord his | 
God ; 

5 Who made heaven and earth, the sea and all 
that I therein | is : who | keepeth his | promise for | 
ever ; 

6 Whohelpeth them to right that | suffer j wrong: 
who giveth I bread to | feed the | hungry. 

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7 The Lord looseth m6n | out of | prison : the 
L6rd giveth | sight | to the | blind. 

8 The Lord helpeth them | that are | fallen : the 
Lord I careth | for the | righteous. 

9 The Lord careth for the strangers, he defendeth 
the father | less and | widow : as for the way of the 
ungodly he | turneth it | upside | down. 

10 The Lord thy God O Sion, shall be King for I 
ever | more : and through | out all | gener | ations. 

Ps. 147 Corpus Christi. e. 2. 31st morn. 

O PRAISE the Lord, for it is a good thing to 
sing praises | unto our | God : yea, it is 
pleasant and | comely | to be | thankful. 

2 The Lord doth build | up Je I rusalem : and 
gather together the | out \ casts of | Israel. 

3 He healeth those that are | broken in | heart : 
and giveth | medicine to | heal their | sickness. 

4 He telleth the number | of the | stars : and | 
giveth them | all their | names. 

5 Great is our Lord, and great | is his | power : 
y6a, and his | under I standing is | infinite. 

6 The Lord setteth I up the | meek : and bringeth 
the ungodly | down | to the | ground. 

7 O sing unto the Lord with | thanks i giving : 
sing praises upon the | harp | unto our | God ; 

8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and 
prepareth rain | for the | earth : and maketh the 
grass to I grow up | on the | mountains. 

9 Who giveth fodder | unto the | cattle : and 
feedeth the young | ravens | when they | cry. 

10 He maketh p6ace | in thy [ borders : and 
fiUeth thee with the | finest | of the | wheat. 

11 He sendeth forth his commandment up | on the 1 
earth : and his w6rd | runneth | very | swiftly. 

12 He giveth | snow like | wool : and scattereth 
the I hoar | frost like | ashes. 

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13 He casteth forth his | ice like | morsels : who 
is able | to a | bide his | frost ? 

14 He sendeth out his word and | melteth | them : 
he bloweth with his wind | and the | waters | flow. 

15 Praise the Lord | O Je | rusalem : praise | — thy \ 
God O I Sion. 

16 For he hath made fast the bars | of thy | gates : 
and hath | blessed thy 1 children with j in thee. 

Ps. 148 Tiinity Sunday, e. 2 ; All Angels, e. 2. 31st even. 

OPRAISE the I Lord of | heaven : praise 1 — him | 
in the | height. 

2 Praise him, all ye | angels of I his : praise | — 
him I all his | host. 

3 Praise him | sun and | moon : praise him | all 
ye I stars of | light. 

4 Praise him | all ye | heavens : and ye waters 
that J are a I bove the | heavens. 

5 He spake the word and | they were | made : he 
commanded | and they | were ere \ ated. 

6 He hath made them fast for | ever and | ever : 
he hath given them a law | which shall | not be | 
broken. 

7 Praise the Lord up | on the | earth : y6 | sea- 
monsters I and all | deeps. 

8 Fire and hail | snow and | vapour : wind and i 
storm ful I filling his | word. 

9 Mountains and | all | hills : fruitful | trees and i 
all I cedars ; 

10 Blasts and | all | cattle : creeping \ things and ! 
flying J fowl ; 

11 Kings of the earth and | all \ peoples : princes 
and all | judges | of the | earth ; 

12 Young men and maidens, old men and children, 
praise the name | of the | Lord : for his name only 
is excellent, and his glory a 1 bove the | earth and i 
heaven. 

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Ps. 149 31st even. 

OSING unto the Lord a | new | song : let the 
congregation | of the | godly | praise him. 

2 Let Israel rejoice in | him that | made him : and 
let the children of Sion be | joyful | in their | King. 

3 Let them praise his name | in the | dance : let 
them sing praises unto | him with | tabret and | 
harp. 

4 For the Lord hath pleasure | in his | people : 
and I helpeth the | meek in | heart. 

5 Let the saints ex | ult in | glory : let them re ! 
joice up i on their | beds. 

Ps. 150 Trinity Siindai/. e. 3. 31st even. 

PRAISE G6d I in his | holiness : praise him in 
the I firmament | of his | power. 

2 Praise him for his | noble | acts : praise him 
according | to his | excellent | greatness. 

3 Praise him with the sound | of the | trumpet : 
praise him up | on the | lute and | harp. 

4 Praise him in the | timbrel and | dance : praise 
him with stringed | instru | ments and | organs. 

5 Praise him upon the | well-tuned | cymbals : 
praise him up | on the | sounding | cymbals. 

6 Let everything | that hath | breath : praise | — 
— I — the I Lord. 



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The Ferial Canticles are intended to be sung at the 
ordinary Services and in the order in which they follow, 
the number of the Canticle corresponding to the number 
of the Order of Service. 

The Festal Canticles are intended for Festivals. 

The Penitential Canticles are intended to be used in 
Penitential Seasons or at Solemn Services. 

I 
THE FERIAL CANTICLES 

1 The CANTiciiE OF Isaiah 

Isaiah, xii. 

0L6RD I I will I praise thee : for | thou hast | 
been my | comfort. 

2 Behold, God is | my sal | vation : I will trust i 
and not | be a | fraid. 

3 For the Lord is my strength | and my ] song : 
and h€ is be | come I my sal j vation. 

4 Therefore with joy shall | ye draw | water : 
out of the I wells I of sal | vation. 

5 And in that day 1 shall ye | say : praise the 
Lord I call upjon his I name. 

6 Declare his doings a | mong the | people : make 
mention that his | name | is ex j alted. 

7 Sing unto the Lord, for he hath done | ex- 
cellent I things : let this be | known in | all the | 
earth. 

8 Cry aloud and shout, thou inhabi | tant of j 
Zion : for great is the Holy One of Lsrael | in the | 
midst of I thee. 

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2 The Heavenly Canticle 

Revelation iv. v. vii. x'l. xv, xix. 

H6LY I holy I holy : L6rd ] God | Al| mighty. 
2 Which was | and which | is : and which | is | 
to I come. 

3 Great and marvellous | are thy | works : Lord | 
God I Al I mighty. 

4 Just and true | are thy | ways : thou | King| 
of I saints. 

5 Worthy art thou O Lord, to receive gl6ry and | 
honour and | power : for thou hast created all 
things, and because of thy will they came to | be 
and I were ere | ated. 

6 Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive 
power and | riches and | wisdom : and strength 
and I honour and | glory and | blessing. 

7 We give thee thanks, O Lord | God Al j mighty : 
because thou has taken unto thee thy gr^at j 
power I and hast | reigned. 

8 The kingdoms of this world, are become the 
kingdom of our Lord and | of his | Christ : and he 
shall I reign for | ever and [ ever. 

9 Salvation to our God which sitteth I on the ' 
throne : and | un | to the | Lamb. 

10 Alle } lu ; ia : for the Lord God I the Al | mighty 1 
reigneth. 

3 The Canticle op Habakkuk 

Hab. Hi. 

OLORD, I have heard thy speech and 1 am 
a I fraid : in the midst of the years, O L6rd re | 
vive I thy | work. 

2 In the midst of the y^ars | make it | known : 
in I wrath re ! member | mercy. 

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3 God made himself known | in the | desert : and 
the I Holy | One at | Sinai. 

4 His glory | covered the | heavens : and the 
earth was | filled | with his | praise. 

5 And his brightness was as the light | of the | 
sun : the rays came forth from his hand, and there 
was the | hiding | of his | power. 

6 He stood and | measured the | earth : he beheld 
and I drove a \ sunder the | nations. 

7 The ancient mountains were crushed, the 
perpetual | hills did | bow : as he made his | ever | 
lasting I ways. 

8 The mountains saw thee I and they 1 trembled : 
the floods of | waters | fled a | way. 

9 The deep sounded | forth his | voice : and 
lifted I up his | hands | on high. 

10 The sun and moon stood still in their 1 habi 1 
tation : at the lightning of thine arrows as they 
went, and at the shining | of thy | glittering 1 spear. 

11 Thou wentest forth for the deliverance | of 
thy I people : even for the sal j vation of | thine an i 
ointed. 

12 Therefore will I rest in the | day of | trouble : 
and re | joice | in the | Lord. 

13 I will joy in the God of | my sal | vation : th6 j 
Lord God \ is my | strength. 

4 The Canticle op Maby (Magnificat) 

Lnke. i. 

MY soul doth magni ! fy the I Lord : and my 
spirit hath re ] joiced in | God my | Saviour. 

2 For he | hath rejgarded : the lowliness | of 
his I hand | maiden. 

3 For be ! hold from | henceforth : all gener | 
ations shall | call me | blessed. 

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4 For he that is mighty hath | magnified i me : 
and I holy | is his | name. 

5 And his m^rcy is on | them that | fear him : 
through out | all | gener | ations. 

6 He hath shewed strength | with his | arm : he 
hath scattered the proud in the imagin | ation | of 
their | hearts. 

7 He hath put down the mighty | from their | 
seats : and hath ex | alted the | humble and meek. 

8 He hath filled the hungry with | good things : 
and the rich he hath | sent | empty a | way. 

9 He remembering his mercy hath holpen his | 
servant | Israel : as he promised to our forefathers, 
A'braham | and his | seed for I ever. 

5 The Canticle of Zachakias (Benedictus) 

Luke. i. 

BLESSED be the L6rd | God of J Israel : for he 
hath visited | and re | deemed his | people ; 

2 And hath raised up a mighty sal | vation | for 
us : in the house | of his | servant | David ; 

3 As he spake by the mouth of his | holy | pro- 
phets : which have been | since the | world be | gan ; 

4 That we should be saved I from our | enemies : 
and from the | hands of | all that | hate us ; 

5 To perform the mercy promised | to our 1 fore- 
fathers : and to re | member his | holy | covenant ; 

6 To perform the oath which he sware to our | 
forefather | Abraham : that | he would | give | us ; 

7 That we being delivered out of the hand | of 
our I enemies : might serve | him with | out | fear. 

8 In holiness and righteous | ness be [fore him: 
all the I days | of our | life. 

9 And thou child shalt be called the prophet | of 
the I Highest : for thou shalt go before the face of 
the Lord | to pre | pare his [ ways ; 

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10 To give knowledge of salvation | unto his | 
people : for the re | mission | of their | sins. 

11 Through the tender m^rcy j of our | God : 
whereby the dayspring from on [ high hath | visit- 
ed | us ; 

, 12 To give light to them that sit in darkness, and 
in the I shadow of | death : and to guide our feet | 
mto the I way of | peace. 

6 The Canticle of the Thbee Childeen 

Dan. Hi. 

BLESSED art thou, Lord God | of our | fathers : 
and worthy to be praised and | glori | fied for I 
ever. 

2 Blessed is thy glorious and | holy | name : and 
worthy to be praised and exalted a | bove I all for I 
ever. 

3 Blessed art th6u in thy | holy | temple : and 
worthy to be praised and | glori | fied for [ ever. 

4 Blessed art thou who beholdest the depths, and 
dwellest a | bove the | cherubim : and worthy to be 
praised and exalted a | bove | all for | ever. 

5 Blessed art thou on the throne | of thy | king- 
dom : and worthy to be praised | and ex | tolled 
tor I ever. 

6 Blessed art thou O Lord in the | firmament of | 
heaven : and worthy to be praised and | glori I fied 
tor I ever. 

7 The Canticle of David ^ 

1 Chron. xxix. 

BLESSED art thou Lord G6d of our | father i 
Israel : for | ever | and for | ever. 
2 Thine O Lord is the greatness, and the power | 
and the | glory : and the | victory ! and the | majesty. 

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3 For all that is | in the | heaven : and [ in the | 
earth is | thine. 

4 Thine is the | kingdom O | Lord : and thou art 
ex i alted a j hove | all. 

5 Both riches and | honour are | thine : and thou | 
rulest I over | all ; 

6 In thine hand is | power and | might : it is thine 
to make great and to | give | strength to | all. 

7 Now therefore our | God we i thank thee : 
and I praise thy | glorious | name. 

8 The Canticle of Hannah 

1 Sam. n. 

MY heart exulteth | in the | Lord : mine horn is 
ex! alted | in my | God. 

2 My mouth is enlarged | over mine | enemies : 
because Y re I joice in | thy sal I vation. 

3 There is none holy | as the I Lord : for | there 
is I none be | side thee : 

4 Talk no more so ex \ ceeding ] proud : from thy | 
lips let I boasting | cease. 

5 For the Lord is a | God of | knowledge : and 
by I him are | actions I weighed. 

6 The bows of the | mighty are I broken : and 
the I weak are | girt with | strength. 

7 They that were full have hired them selves 
for I bread : and they that were | hungry \ now 
have I rest. 

8 The Lord maketh poor and | maketh 1 rich : 
he bringeth low he | also I lifteth | up. 

9 He raiseth up the poor | from the | dust : and 
lifteth the | needy | out of the [ mire. 

10 To make them | sit with I princes : and to in | 
herit a | glorious | throne. 

11 For the pillars of the earth ] are the | Lord's : 
and he hath | set the | world up j on them. 

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12 He will keep the feet 1 of his I saints : and the 
wicked shall be silent in darkness, for by strength | 
no man | shall pre | vail. ^ , ^ , „ , , . , 

13 They that strive with the Lord shall be 1 broken 
in I pieces : he shall thunder from heaven, and 
judge the | ends | of the | earth. , . , , . . 

14 He shall give dominion | unto his | king : and 
exalt the | horn of | his an : ointed. 

9 The Canticle of Moses 

Deut. xxdii. xxxiii. 

GIVE ear ye heavens and | I will | speak : and 
hearken to the words | of my | mouth O ; 

earth. ^ , ,- , , t j 

2 For I will publish the name | of the | Lord : 
ascribe ye | greatness 1 unto 1 God. r. i n 

3 He is the Rock his | work is | perfect : for | all 
his I ways are 1 judgement. , 

4 A God of truth and with ! out in : iquity : ]ust 
and I right | is ! he. . , , , . j , 

5 Remember the | days of ! old : consider the 
years of 1 many | gener ! ations. 

6 Ask thy father and | he will ' shew thee : 
thine I elders and | they will 1 tell thee. 

7 For the Lord's portion | is his | people : Jacob 
is the I lot of ! his in ' heritance. 

8 He found him in a | desert | land : and m a i 
waste I howling | wilderness. 

9 He compassed him about and | taught 1 him : he 
kept him as the | apple | of his | eye. 

10 As an eagle stirreth up her nest and fluttereth | 
over her I young : he spread abroad his wings and | 
bare them | on his | pinions. ^ , j , r t i 

U There is none like unto the God | ot Je | 
shurun : who rideth upon the heaven for thy help, 
and in his ] excellency | on the | skies. 

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12 The eternal God | is thy | refuge : and under- 
neath are the | ever | lasting | arms. 

10 The Canticle of Simeon (Nunc Dimittis) 

Luke. ii. 

LORD now lettest thou thy servant de | part in | 
^ peace : ac \ cording | to thy | word. 

2 For mine I eyes have | seen : thy I — sal | va I tion. 

3 Which thou I hast pre I pared : before the | face 
of I all I people. 

4 To be a light to | lighten the | Gentiles : and to 
be the glory | of thy | people | Israel. 

II 

THE FESTAL CANTICLES 

11 te Deum 

TT /"E praise 1 thee O | God : we acknowledge I 
VVthee to ! be the | Lord. 

2 All the 6arth doth | worship | thee : the [ 
Father | ever | lasting. 

3 To thee all A'ngels | cry a j loud : the Heavens 
and I all the | Powers there | in. 

4 To thee Cherubin and | Seraph j in : con | tinual j 
ly do I cry. 

5 Holy 1 Holy | Holy : L6rd | God of t Saba I 
oth ; 

6 Heaven and earth are full of the | Majes | ty : 
of I thy I glo I ry. 

7 The glorious company | of the A \ postles : 
praise 1 - 1 - | thee. 

8 The goodly fellowship [ of the | Prophets : 
praise | - | - | thee. 

9 The noble | army of | Martyrs : praise | - j - i thee. 

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10 The holy Church throughout i all the | world : 
d6th ac 1 know I ledge | thee ; 

11 The Father of an j infinite | Majesty : thine 
honourable | true and 1 only 1 Son ; 

12 Also the I Holy | Ghost : the | Com | fort I er. 

13 Thou art the 1 King of ! glory : OV hi Christ. 

14 Thou art the ever 1 lasting | Son : of | - the | 
Falther. 

15 When thou tookest upon thee to de | liver | 
man : thou didst not ab 1 hor the 1 Virgin's | womb. 

16 When thou hadst overcome the | sharpness of] 
death : thou didst open the Kingdom of | Heaven to i 
all be I lievers. 

17 Thou sittest at the right | hand of | God : in 
the I glory | of the | Father. 

18 We believe that | thou shalt | come : t6 | be | 
our I Judge. 

19 We therefore pray thee | help thy | servants : 
whom thou hast redeemed | with thy | precious | 

blood. 

20 Make them to be numbered | with thy | Saints: 

in 1 glory | ever | lasting. 

21 O Lord 1 save thy | people : and | bless thine 1 
herit I age. 

22 Gov 1 - ern | them : and ! lift them | up for | 

ever. . , ^ , , 

23 Day] by | day : w6 | magm | fy I thee : 

24 A'nd we | worship thy | Name : ever | world 
with I out I end. , . , , 

25 Vouch I safe O ] Lord : to k^ep us this | day 
with lout I sin. 

26 O L6rd have | mercy up i on us : have | mer | 
cy up I on us. 

27 O Lord, let thy mercy [ lighten up | on us : as 
our 1 trust | is in | thee. 

28 O Lord, in th6e | have I | trusted : l^t me | 
never | be con 1 founded. 

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12 The Missionary Canticle 

Kcclti.t, xxxvi, 

HAVE mercy upon us, O Lord the | God of ! 
all : and | shew us | thy sal I vation. 

2 Send thy fear up ! on the | nations : who | have 
not I known thy 1 name. 

3 That they may know that there is | none be i 
side thee : and that they also may | tell forth j all 
thy I wonders. 

4 Lift up thy hand over the | strange \ nations : 
and let them | see thy | mighty | power. 

5 Even as thou hast been sanctified amongst us | 
in their | sight : so be thou magnified in [ them 
be i fore our | eyes. 

6 And let them know thee as we | also have ! 
known thee : that there is no God but | only | thou 
OJ Lord. 

/ Renew thy signs and | work great | wonders : 
strengthen thine arm, and make | glorious | thy 
right I hand. 

8 Haste the time and bring | near the | end : and 
let all de ' clare thy | mighty | works. 

9 Gather together all the [ tribes of | Jacob : and 
take them for thine inheritance | as in J former i 
days. 

10 Have mercy upon thy people who are called I 
by thy | name : and upon Israel whom | thou didst 1 
make thy | firstborn. 

11 Have compassion upon the | holy J city : even 
on Jerusalem the | city | of thy | rest. 

12 Fill Sion with the | sacred | oracles : and thy i 
temple | with thy | glory. 

13 Give reward to them that wait up i on thy j 
word : and fulfil the prophecies that have been j 
spoken | in thy | name. 

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14 That all upon the | earth may | know : that 
thou art the Lord | the e | ternal | God. 

13 The Paschal Canticle 

1 Cor. V. XV ; Horn. vi. 

CHRIST our Passover is sacri I ficed | for us : 
therefore | let us | keep the I feast. 

2 Not with the old leaven, nor with the 16aven 
of I malice and | wickedness : but with the un- 
leavened bread of sin j ceri | ty and | truth. 

3 Christ being raised from the dead | dieth no | 
more : death hath no more do i minion | over | him. 

4 For in that he died, he died unto | sin | once : 
but in that he liveth he | liveth | unto | God. 

5 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead 
indeed | unto | sin : but alive unto God through ] 
Jesus I Christ our | Lord. 

6 Christ is risen | from the | dead : and become 
the first | fruits of | them that | slept. 

7 For since by | man came 1 death : by man came 
also the resur 1 rection | of the | dead. 

8 For as in A'dam | all | die : even so in Christ 
shall I all be | made a ' live. 

14 A Canticle of Conquest over Death 

Isaiah, xxv. xxvi. 
LORD thou I art my | God : I will exalt thee | 



O 



_ I will I praise thy | name. 

2 For thou hast done | wonderful | things : thy 
counsels of old are | faithful I ness and | truth. 

3 For thou hast been a stronghold | to the | poor : 
a str6ngth to the | needy in | his dis | tress. 

4 A refuge from the storm, a shadow | from the 
heat : when the blast of the terrible ones is as a 
storm a | gainst the | wall. 

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5 And he will destroy | in this | mountain ; the 
covering that is cast over the | face ! of the [peoples. 

6 And the veil | that is | spread : 6 ; - ver | all the 
nations. 

7 He hath swallowed up i death for | ever : and the 
Lord God will wipe away | tears from | off all ' 
faces ; 

8 The reproach of his people shall he take away 
from I off the | earth : for the | Lord hath | spoken 
it. 

9 And it shall be said in that day, L6 | this is our i 
God : we have waited for | him and | he will | save 
us. 

10 This is the Lord we have j waited | for him : 
we will be glad and re I joice in | his sal | vation. 

11 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose 
mind is | stayed on | thee : because he | trusteth \ 
in I thee. 

12 Trust ye in the | Lord for 1 ever : for in the 
Lord Jehovah is | ever lasting | strength. 

15 The Canticle of Pentecost 

THE grace of the Holy Ghost be | present 
with us : and | make our | hearts his | dwelling. 

2 Merciful Spirit, Illuminator | of man \ kind : 
purge all fear and | darkness | from our | mind. 

3 Holy Lover of thoughts | that are | wise : pour 
forth thine anointing | on our | under | standing. 

4 Thou Purifier of all iniquities | Holy | Spirit : 
cleanse the eye | of our | inward | man ; 

5 That the Father of all things may be be J held 
by I us : whom the eyes of none save the | pure in | 
heart can | see. 

6 Thou didst inspire the Prophets to chant afore- 
hand their glorious | heralding of | Christ : and 
didst confirm the Apostles to bear Christ's | trophy 
through 1 out the [ world. 

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7 When by his Word God made the heavens, the 
earth | and the | sea : thou didst stretch out thy 
Godhead over the waters, and didst | cherish 
them O I Spirit. 

8 By thine inspiration thou gran test rnen | to be 
spiritual : thou didst unite the world, divided both 
in I tongue and | faith O | Lord. 

9 Best of Teachers, thou recallest idolaters to the 
worship of | God : wherefore by thy mercy, hear 
us who call up ' on thee | Holy | Ghost. 

, 10 Without thee all our | prayers are | vain : and 
unworthy | of the | ears of | God. 

11 Thou O Spirit, who by embracing the saints i 
of all I ages : dost teach them by the | impulse of i 
thy Di I vinity. 

12 By bestowing upon the Apostles a | gift im \ 
mortal : thou hast made this | day for | ever | 
glorious. 

16 A CANTICLE OF THE CHUKCH 

Isaiah. Ix. 

ARISE shine for thy J light is | come : and the 
L glory of the | Lord is | risen up | on thee. 

2 For behold, darkness shall | cover the | earth : 
and gross | dark \ ness the | people. 

3 But the Lord shall a | rise up | on thee : and his 
glory I shall be 1 seen up | on thee. 

4 And the nations shall come | to thy | light: 
and kings to the | brightness | of thy | rising. ^ 

5 The abundance of the sea shall be turned i 
unto I thee : the wealth of the | nations shall | come 
un I to thee. 

6 Thy gates shall stand | always | open : they 
shall not be shut \ day J nor | night. 

7 That men may bring unto thee the wealth | of 
the I nations : and their | kings | led | with them. 

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8 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve | 
thee shall 1 perish : yea it | shall be | utterly j 
wasted. 

9 Violence shall no more be heard ] in thy | land : 
wasting nor de | struction with | in thy | borders. 

10 But thou shalt call thy jwalls Sal | vation : and 
thy I gates thou i shalt call | rraise. 

11 The sun shall be no more thy | Hght by | day : 
neither for brightness shall the | moon give | light 
unto I thee. 

12 But the Lord shall be unto thee an ever | lasting), 
light : and thy | God | thy ] glory. 

13 Thy sun shall no | more go | down : neither 
shall thy | moon with | draw it | self. 

14 For the Lord shall be thine ever i lasting | light: 
and the days of thy | mourning | shall be | ended. 

17 A Canticle of Commemokation 

Ecchis. .rliv. 

LET us now praise | famous | men : and our | 
^ fathers | that be \ gat us ; 

2 In whom the Lord shewed | forth his | glory : 
his mighty power | in the | days of | old ; 

3 Men who bore dominion | in the | earth : and 
men | famous | for their | might, 

4 Giving counsel | by their | wisdom : and speak- 
ing I with pro I phetic | power ; 

5 Statesmen who were as princes | of the | people: 
and leaders | trusted | for their | insight. 

6 Sure were the words of 1 their in | struction : 
and their ] sayings | as wise | proverbs ; 

7 Such as sought out | pleasant | music : and 
fashioned | songs in | skilful | rhymes ; 

8 Men of resource and | furnished with | strength: 
dwelling peaceably | in their | habi | tations. 

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9 All these were honoured in their | gener ation : 
and had | glory | in their | day. 

10 There be some of them that have left a | name 
be I hind them : and their | praises | still con tinue. 

11 And some there be that have | no me | morial : 
who are forgotten as | though they | had not | been. 

12 Nevertheless they were 1 men of j mercy : and 
their righteous deeds | have not | been in | vain. 

13 For they left a good inheritance | to their i 
seed : and their | children | are their | testament. 

14 Their seed shall re | main for | ever : and their 
glory shall | not be | blotted | out. 

15 Their bodies were | buried in j peace : but 
their name liveth to 1 all | gener | ations. 

16 The assembly shall re | count their | wisdom : 
and the congregation shall | tell | out their | praise. 

18 A Canticle of Cbe ation 

Dan. Hi. 

ALL ye works of the Lord | bless ye the | 
Lord : praise him and | magnify | him for | ever. 

2 O ye Angels of the Lord, 

3 O ye Heavens, 

4 O ye Waters that be above the Firmament, » 

5 O all ye Powers of the Lord, 

6 O ye Sun and Moon, 

7 O ye Stars of Heaven, 

8 O ye Showers and Dew, 

9 O ye Winds of God, 

10 O ye Fire and Heat, 

11 O ye Winter and Summer, 

12 O ye Dews and Frosts, 

13 O ye Frost and Cold, 

14 O ye Ice and Snow, 

15 O ye Nights and Days, o 

16 O ye Light and Darkness, . . . . » . . 
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17 O ye Lightning and C16uds [ bless ye the | 
Lord : praise him and j magnify | him for | ever. 

18 O let the Earth I bless the | Lord : yea, let it 
praise him and | magnify | him for | ever. 

19 O ye Mountains and Hills | bless ye the | 
Lord : praise him and | magnify | him for | ever. 

20 O all ye Green Things upon the Earth, . . . 

21 O ye W611s, 

22 O ye Seas and Floods, .• • • 

23 O ye Whales, and all that move in the 
Waters, 

24 O ye Fowls of the A'ir, 

25 O all ye Beasts and Cattle, 

26 O ye Children of Men, ........ 

27 O let Tsrael | bless the | Lord : praise him and | 
magnify | him for | ever. 

28 O ye Priests of the Lord | bless ye the | Lord : 
praise him and | magnify | him for | ever. 

29 O ye Servants of the Lord, 

30 O ye Spirits and Souls of the Righteous, . . 

31 O ye holy and humble Men of heart, . . . 

32 O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, 

19 The Alleluia Canticle 

THE strain upraise of joy and praise, A^lle 1 luia. 
To the glory of their King shall the ransomed i 
people sing, 
A'lle I luia, 
A'lleiluia. 

2 And the Choirs that [ dw^ell on high 
Shall re-echo | through the sky, 
A'lle luia, 

A'lle luia. 

3 They through the fields of Para | disc that roam, 
The blessed ones, repeat through | that bright 

home, 

A'lle '< luia, 
A'lle 1 luia. 

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4 The planets glittering 6n their | heavenly way, 
The shining constellations | join and say, 
A'lle I luia, 

A'lleiluia. 

5 Ye clouds that onward sweep, ye winds on I 
pinions light, ,, , 

Ye thunders echoing loud and deep, ye light- 
nings I wildly bright. 

In sweet con I sent unite, 
Your A'Ue | luia. 

6 Ye floods and ocean billows, ye storms and I 
winter snow, ■ . , ^ , , 

Ye days of cloudless beauty, hoar trost and i 
summer glow, . . i ^ • 

Ye groves that wave in spring, and glorious 
forests sing 

A'Uelluia. 

7 First let the birds, with painted ! plumage gay. 
Exalt their great Creator's 1 praise and say, 
A'lle 1 luia, 

A'lle I luia. 

8 Then let the beasts of earth with | varying 
strain, 

Join in creation's hymn and | cry again, 

A'Uelluia, 

A'Uelluia. 

9 Here let the mountains thunder forth | sonorous, 
A'Uelluia, , , , 
There let the valleys sing in gentler | chorus, 
A'Uelluia. 

10 Thou jubilant abyss of i ocean cry, 
A'Uelluia, 

Ye tracts of earth and conti I nents reply 
A'Uelluia. 



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11 To God, who all ere | ation made, 
The frequent hymn be | duly paid, 
A'lle I luia, 

Alle I luia. 

12 This is the strain, the eternal strain, the Lord 
of I all things loves : 

A'lje I luia, 

This is the song, the heavenly song, that Christ 
him ! self approves : 
A'lle i luia. 

13 Wherefore we sing, both heart and voice a | 
waking, 

A'lle I luia, 

And children's voices echo, answer | making, 

A'lle 1 luia. 

14 Now from all men | be out-poured. 
Alleluia | to the Lord, 

With Alleluia | evermore 
The Son and Spirit | we adore. 

15 Praise be done to the | Three in One, 
A'lle I luia, 

A'lle I luia, 
A'lle I luia. 

Ill 

THE PENITENTIAL CANTICLES 

20 THE CANTICLE OP HEZEKIAH 

Isaiah, xxxviii. 

I SAID, In the midst of my days, I shall go down 
to the gates | of the | grave : I am deprived of the I 
residue i of my | years. 

2 I said, I shall not see the Lord in the land | of 
the I living : I shall behold man no more among the 
in I habitants | of the | world. 

3 My generation is removed, and carried away 

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as a 1 shepherd's | tent : he will cut me off like a \ 
weaver | from the | loom. j x/ i • j 

4 Day and night I ex 1 pected my | end : 1 | cried 
to 1 see the | morning. 

5 Like a swallow | did I | cry : and | mourn | like 

6 Mine eyes fail with 1 looking | upward : O Lord 
I am oppressed 1 under | take | for me. 

7 What shall I say unto him since | he hath | done 
it : I shall go softly all my years in the | bitterness | 

of my I soul. , . , , ,. . 

8 Yet O Lord, by these things | men | live : and 
in such things is the 1 life | of my j spirit. 

9 Wherefore recover thou me and | make me | 
live : it was for my peace | that I j had great | 

bitterness. ,,,,.,: 

10 But thou in love to my soul, hast delivered me | 
from cor | ruption : for thou hast cast all my 1 sins 
be I hind thy I back. 

11 The living shall give praise to thee as i | do 
this I day : the father to the children | shall make | 
known thy | truth. 

12 Therefore will we sing psalms to | sweet | 
music : all the days of our life in the | house | of 
the I Lord. 

21 THE Canticle op Jebemiah 

Lnm. Hi. 

IT is of the Lord's mercies that we are | not con | 
sumed : because | his com | passions | fail not. 

2 They are new 1 every | morning : great | is thy | 
faithful 1 ness. 

3 The Lord is my portion | saith my | soul : 
therefore | will I | hope in | him. 

4 The Lord is good unto th6m that I wait for | 
him : to the | soul that | seeketh | him. 

5 It is good that a man should both hope and I 
quietly 1 wait : for the sal I vation | of the 1 Lord. 

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6 It is good for a man that he bear the y6ke I in 
his I youth : he sitteth alone and keepeth silence, 
because | he hath | borne it up | on him. 

7 He putteth his mouth | in the | dust : if so | be 
there ( may be | hope. 

8 He giveth his cheek to | him that | smiteth : he 
is I filled I with re | proach. 

9 For the Lord will not cast | off for | ever : but 
though he cause grief, yet | will he | have com | 
passion. 

10 For he doth | not afflict | willingly : nor ] 
grieve the | children of | men. 

11 Let us search and try our ways, and turn 
again 1 to the | Lord : let us lift up our hearts with 
our hands unto | God | in the | heavens. 

12 O Lord thou hast pleaded the cause | of my [ 
soul : thou I hast re | deemed my | life. 

22 The Passion Canticle 

Isaiah, liii. 

HE is despised and re ! jected of | men : a man of 
sorrows | and ac | quainted with \ grief. 

2 Surely he hath | borne our | griefs : and | car- 
ried I our I sorrows. 

3 He was wounded for | our trans I gressions : he 
was I bruised for | our in | iquities. 

4 The chastisement of our peace was up i on \ him: 
and with his | stripes | we are | healed. 

5 All we like sheep have | gone a | stray : we have 
turned every | one to | his own | way. 

6 And the Lord hath \ laid on \ him : the in ] iquity | 
of us J all. 

7 He was oppressed and he ! was af | flicted : y€i 
he I opened | not his | mouth ; 

8 He is brought as a lamb [ to the | slaughter : 
and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he I 
openeth | not his | mouth. 

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9 He was taken from prison j and from | judge- 
ment: and who shall de i clare his | gener | ation ? 

10 For he was cut off out of the land | of the | 
living : for the transgression of my | people | was he | 
stricken. 

11 Yet it pleased the | Lord to | bruise him : he 
hath I put I him to | grief. 

12 When thou shalt make his soul an | offering 
for I sin : he shall see his seed he | shall pro | long his| 
days. 

13 He shall see of the travail | of his | soul : and ! 
shall be | satis { fied. 

23 The Canticle op Manasses 

Prmjer of Mannsses 

OLORD Almighty, thou that art in heaven, thou 
God I of our [ fathers : thou who hast made 
heaven and earth in | beauti | ful ar | ray, 

2 Who hast bound the sea by | thy com \ mand : 
who has shut up the deep by thy | great and j 
glorious I name, 

3 Whom all things dread, and tremble | at thy | 
power : for the majesty of thy | glory | cannot be | 
borne ; 

4 Thy merciful promise is infinite | and un ! 
searchable : for thou art of great compassion, long 
suffering | and ab | undant in | mercy. 

5 According to thy great goodness, thou hast 
promised repentance and forgiveness to them that 
have I sinned a | gainst thee : and of thine infinite 
mercy, thou hast appointed repentance unto sinners 1 
that they | may be | saved. 

6 My transgressions are multi | plied O | Lord : 
and I am not worthy to behold theheight of heaven 
for the I multitude | of my | sins. 

7 I am bowed down with | iron | bands : so that 
I cannot lift my head by | reason | of my | sins. 

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8 Neither have I | any | respite : because I have 
provoked thy wrath, and done that which is | evil | 
in thy | sight. 

9 I did not do thy will, neither kept V \ thy com ! 
mandments : I set up abominations and multi| plied 
ab I horred | things. 

10 Now therefore I bow the knee | of my | heart : 
and be i seech thy | gracious | goodness. 

11 I have sinned, O Lord | I have | sinned : and 
r ac i knowledge | my trans | gressions. 

12 I humbly beseech thee for| give me O | Lord : 
forgive me, and destroy me | not with | mine in | 
iquities. 

13 For thou art the God of them | that re | pent : 
and in me thou wilt | shew forth | all thy | goodness. 

14 For thou wilt save me, unworthy | though I | 
am : according | to thy | great | mercy. 

15 I will praise thee all the days | of my | life : for 
all the host of heaven doth sing thy praise, and 
thine is the | glory for | ever and | ever. 

24 The Canticle of the Departed 

Wisdom, in. v. 

THE souls of the righteous are in the | hand of | 
God : and no | torment | shall [ touch them. 

2 In the eyes of the foolish they | seemed to | die : 
and their departure was ac | counted | for their | 
hurt. 

3 And their going from us was taken to | be their | 
ruin : but | they | are in | peace. 

4 For though in the sight of men | they be i 
punished : yet is their hope | full of | immor | tality. 

5 And having borne a little chastening, they shall 
re I ceive great i good : because God made trial of 
them, and found them | worthy | for him I self. 

6 As gold in the furnace he | proved | them : and 
as a whole burnt 6ffering | he ac |cepted | them. 

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7 They that trust in him shall | understand j 
truth : and the faithful shall a | bide with | him in I 

8 Because grace and mercy are 1 to his | chosen : 
and he will graciously | visit his 1 holy | ones. 

9 For in the Lord is | their re | ward : and the 
care of them is | with the 1 Most High. 

10 Therefore shall they receive a 1 glorious | 
kingdom : and a crown of beauty | from the | Lord s 
own 1 hand. 

25 The Penitential Canticle 

Salvator Mundi. 

O SAVIOUR of the world the | Son Lord 1 
Jesus : stir up thy strength and help us we I 
humbly be I seech | thee. ^ , i u i 

2 By thy cross and precious blood thou 1 hast re | 
deemed us : save us and help us we | humbly be I 
seech thee. 

3 Thou didst save thy disciples when | ready to | 
perish : hear us and save us we 1 humbly be 1 seech | 
thee. , , 

4 Let the pitifulness of | thy great | mercy : loose 
us from our sins we | humbly be ! seech | thee. 

5 Make it appear that thou art our Saviour and i 
mighty De 1 liverer : O save us that we may praise 
thee we | humbly be | seech | thee. 

6 Draw near according to thy promise, trom the 
throne | of thy | glory : look down and hear our 
crying we | humbly be I seech | thee. , r^v • i 

7 Come again and dwell with us O | Lord Christ 
Jesus : abide with us for ever we | humbly be I 
seech thee. 

8 And when thou shalt appear with power and | 
great | glory : may we be made like unto thee j in 
thy I glorious ! kingdom. 

9 Thanks be to | thee O | Lord : Halle lujah | 

A I men. 

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SOURCES 
AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 

The immediate sources on which this Service Book mainly 
depends are : 

(1). The Book of Common Prayer. This source has been so 
largely drawn upon that very few of its prayers have been left 
unused ; as little alteration being made as is consistent with the 
purpose to which they are here adapted ; in some cases the 
change being only a restoration of the original form. 

(2). Dr. Bright's ' Ancient Collects '. More than forty prayers 
have been borrowed from this book^ and although these are 
taken from the Third Edition, which is now no longer copyright, 
it is desired to make the fullest recognition of our indebtedness ; 
for if these had not been accessible the present work could 
hardly have been undertaken. It is hoped that the use made 
of these prayers would have been approved by their devout 
and learned translator, for by their inclusion here they are 
now restored to public worship, and may therefore help to foster 
true liturgical ideals and quicken the sense of communion 
with the faith and devotion of the past. At the same time, their 
adoption for this purpose can only increase the demand for 
'Ancient Collects', still being published by Messrs. Parker of 
Oxford, since the present book does nothing to decrease tlie 
necessity for the original work. 

(3). ' A Chain of Prayer Across the Ages ' by Dr. Selina 
Fitzherbert Fox. The permission which has been most gener- 
ously granted by Dr. Fox has enabled us to use over twenty 
prayers from her vast and valuable collection. We have been 
allowed in otlier cases to follow her adaptations and translations, 

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and we are indebted still further to the ' Chain of Prayer' for 
bringing many other prayers to our notice which otherwise would 
probably have remained undiscovered. 

(4). 'Devotional Services' by the Rev. Dr. John Hunter. 
Although only two prayers are included from this source (which 
Dr. Hunter's widow has kindly permitted us to use), the real 
debt is much greater. As will be noticed, his addition to the 
Gospel Beatitudes of the Beatitude of the Dead from the Book of 
Revelation has been followed, making the whole so perfect for 
liturgical purposes ; here and there a phrase may have been 
borrowed ; but much of the general arrangement of the services 
has been guided, as the initial idea of tlie present work was 
inspired, by a continual and familiar use of Dr. Hunter's work. 
Although the tone and emphasis of the present book are noticeably 
different from 'Devotional Services', it is hoped that it will 
only carry still further those ideals of worship for which the 
author so earnestly pleaded , and which he laboured through so 
many years to realize. 

In addition to the above we gratefully acknowledge the 
permission granted in the following instances : 

The Rev. Charles Plummer of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 
andalso his publisher, Mr. B. H. Blackwell,fora number of prayers 
taken from his ' Devotions from Ancient and Mediaeval Sources '. 
In granting permission, Mr. Plummer writes : * I am genuinely 
thankful that my book should have found acceptance in quarters 
where such acceptance was perhaps not altogether to be expected ; 
and I shall be still more thankful if it helps even in the humblest 
degree to lessen " our unhappy divisions" by fostering a common 
feeling in matters of devotion.' 

The Rev. E. A. L. Clarke, for prayei's and translations from 
' The People's Missal '. 

The Rev. S. Baring-Gould, for a prayer from 'The Golden 
Gate '. 

Bishop Herford for a prayer in the Baptismal Service, and the 
petition for the Departed in the Third Order of Service. 

The Rev. Gilbert Clive Binyon, and the Publishers (Messrs, 

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SOURCES AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 

Longmans, Green and Co.), for two prayers from ' Prayers for the 
City of God '. 

Messrs. Longmans, for permission to use prayers from ' Family 
Prayers ' by the Rev. A. F. Thornhill ; from * The Treasury of 
Devotion' ; and from * The Book of Private Prayer'. 

Messrs. A. R. Mowbray and Co., for the prayers taken from 
' Sursum Corda ' and from ' The Priest's Book of Private 
Devotion '. 

Messrs. George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., for a prayer from 
' Before the Throne', by the Rev. VV^. Bellars. 

Three prayers, two issued during the war and one previously, 
are included by permission of the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

Some explanation, and a special acknowledgment, are neces- 
.sary with respect to the Psalter included in this book. The 
text follows the Prayer Book Version, incorporating the changes 
recommended by a Committee appointed by the Archbishop of 
Canterbury, which the Society for Promoting Christian Know- 
ledge has been most generous in permitting us to adopt : 
especially as their text has been here used only as a basis for 
further revision, which must tlierefore not be confused witli tlie 
actual recommendations of the Archbishop's Committee. This 
further revision consists mainly of omissions, generally of 
unsuitable, obscure, or redundant passages, but in some cases of 
whole Psalms, including the long historical Psalms. In ojher 
cases, where it seemed an advantage, the text has been approxi- 
mated to the Revised Version of 1881 ; but sometimes an altera- 
tion lias been made merely to secure a better rhythm. It will 
be noticed, moreover, that the system of punctuation adopted 
is employed solely as a guide for chanting. In this matter our 
thanks are due to Mr. T. M. Baker, A.R.A.M., for valuable 
assistance and advice in pointing the Psalter. 

For all tliese permissions, we desire to tender most grateful 
thanks, ^^^lere the source could not be traced, or copyright 
has been unintentionally infringed, it is hoped that the over- 
sight may be pardoned, permission be taken as hereby asked 
for, and forgivingly conceded. It deserves to be placed on 

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record that in no case where it was necessary to secure permission 
has it been refused, but, on the contrary, most willingly granted ; 
indicating surely a most welcome recognition that prayers are 
rightly the common property of all who desire to pray 



W. E. ORCHARD. 



The King's Wkigh House 

Feast of the Annunciation, IDl'J. 



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INDEX 

Tn determining tbe alphabetical order in which the following 
Index is arranged, the vocative 'O', with which many of the 
prayers open^ has been disregarded. 

The first reference gives the author or original source, so far 
as that can be traced ; the second, in brackets, the immediate 
source from which the prayer has been taken. 

The frequently recurring names, Leonine, Gelasian, and 
Gregorian refer to the great Sacramentaries called after Popes 
Leo (t461), Gelasius (t496), and Gregory (+604); in their 
present form they may be ascribed roughly to the sixth, the 
seventh , and eighth centuries respectively. 'Gallican ' and ' Ambro- 
siau ' indicate the rites called by those names, which may go back 
in the former case as far as the fourth century, and in the 
latter case to the fifth century. 'Gothic' and 'Sarum' refer 
to Missals which may be dated the seventh and eleventh cen- 
turies respectively. All the dates for the ancient liturgies are 
extremely doubtful, owing to the fact that they were gradual 
compilations. 

The following abbreviations are used : 

P.B. Book of Common Prayer ; 1661, unless otherwise 

indicated. 
B.C. Bright's Ancient Collects. 
C.P. A Chain of Prayer across the Ages. 
■ A.M. Devotions from Ancient and Mediaeval Sources. 
D.S. Prayers which appear for the first time in this 
book. 
Where prayers have been altered, this is shown by the following 
signs ; 

* Slight verbal alteration. 

t Considerable or important alteration. 

§ General adaptation. 

il Openingonly. + Mere addition. - Mere omission. 



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Almighty and all-loving Father, who hast assured us — 

Bp. Herford 179 

Almighty and everlasting God, by whom that begins to 

be — Gelasian (B.C.)* 174 

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole 

body of the Church — Gelasian (P. B.) ... 14 
Almighty and everlasting God, give unto us the in- 
crease of faith — Leonine (P. B.) .... 155 
Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our 

infirmities — Gregorian (P.B.) . . . . . 144 

Almighty and everlasting God, the Comfort of the sad — 

Gelasian (B.C.) .49 

Almighty and everlasting God, we humbly beseech thy 

Majesty — Gregorian (P.B.)— ..... 160 
Almighty and everlasting God, who adornest the sacred 

body — Leonine (B.C.)|| ...... 166 

Almighty and everlasting God, who art always more 

ready to hear — Gelasian {^.^.) . . . .164 

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst give to thine 

Apostle Bartholomew — Sarum (P-B.) . . , 164 
Almighty and everlasting God, who dost enkindle the 

flameof love — Go^^ic (B.C.) ... .166 

Almighty and everlasting God, who dost govern all things 

in heaven and earth — Gregorian (P.B.) . . . 144 

Almighty and everlasting God, who hast granted to thy 

servants — Gregorian (P.B. )t ..... 151 
Almiglity and everlasting God, who hast revealed thy 

^lory — Gelasian (B.C.) 54 

Almighty and everlasting God, who hast willed that on the 

Nativity ^ Leonine (B.C.)* 142 

Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that 

thouhastmade — P. 5. i5^9 (P.B.) - . .146 
Almighty and everlasting God, who healest us by chasten- 
ing — Leonine (B.C.) 170 

Almighty and everlasting God, who makest us both to will 

and to do — Source not found (C.P.) .... 55 
Almighty and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love 

towards mankind — Gelasian (P.B.) .... 147 
Almighty and everliving God, the Source of all being and 

life — Ret\ G. C. Binyon (Prayers for the City of God. 

1915) 31 

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PAGE 

Almighty and everliving God^ who for the more confirma- 
tion of the faith - P. «. i 5^9 (P. B.) . . .158 
Almighty and immortal God, the Aid of all that need — 

Gregorian (P.B.) . 177 

Almighty and merciful God, of whose only gift it 

cometh — Leonine (P.B.) . . . . . .155 

Almighty and merciful God, the Fountain of all good- 
ness — Alcuini 804 i^-^-)- ^'^ 

Almighty and most merciful P'ather ; we have erred and 

strayed — P.B. i55^ (P.B.)- . . . . 10,50 
Almighty and most merciful God, we acknowledge, and 
confess — Dr. John Hunter + 1918 (Devotional 

Services, 1901) J 57 

Almighty, eternal God, to whom is never any prayer 
made without hope, — Queen Elizabeth's Primer 1559 

(Tlie People's Missal, 1910) 140 

Almighty, everlasting God, grant us so perfectly to 

follow — Sarum (The People's Missal)i . *. • 148 
Almighty, everlasting God, to whom no prayer is ever 
made without hope — Gelasian, and Queen Elizabeth's 

Primer^ (The People's Missal) 165 

Almighty Father, mercifully accept these our unworthy 

prayers — (Treasury of Devotion, 1916) ... 31 
Almighty Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for 

our sins — P.B. i549 (P.B.) 149 

Almighty God, by whose providence thy servant John 

Baptist — P.B. J549 (P.B.) 162 

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy 

servants — Bp. Keynoldsf 1676 (l\B.) . 14,74,92,90 
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus ( hrist, Maker of 

all things — Order of Communion 15^8 (P.B.)- . 27 

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the 

worksof darkness — P.B. i549 (P.B.) . . .141 
Almighty God, p whose presence do live the spirits of the 
just — B/>. Hickesi 1715 (Devotions in the Ancient 

Way of Offices 1717)§ • ^"^ 

Almighty God, Lord of heaven and earth, in whom we live 
and move — Bp. Cosinf 1672 (Library of Anglo- 

Catholic Theology)* .170 

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great 
mercv hath promised Order of Communion. 1548 

(P.B.) 121 

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PAGE 

U mighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who 

desireth not — P. B. 155^ (P. B.) . . . .10 
Umighty God, the Fountain of all wisdom, who knowest 

our necessities — P. S. 15^.9 (P. B.) .... 61 
llmighty God, the Refuge of all them that put their trust 

in thee — (A Form of Intercession. 1914) . . . 1G8 
Umighty God, the Refuge of the living, the Rest of the 

dead — D.S 192 

llmighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires 

known — Gregorian (P.B.) ..... 129 

almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this 

thy family — <5rtf(/oHa« (P.B.) . . . .85,148 
Llmighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and 

affections — Gelasian (P.B.) . . . . .150 
llmighty God, who by thy blessed Son didst call 

Matthew — P.B. 15^9 (P.B.) 104 

Llmighty God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to 

thy Ap8stle St. Peter — P.B. 15^9 (P.B.) . . .108 
llmighty God, who calledst Luke the Physician — P.B. 

1549 (P.B.) 164 

llmighty Ged, who canst bring good out of evil — (A Form 

of Intercession. 1914)* 109 

llmighty God, who didst give such grace unto thy holy 

Apostle St. Andrew — P.B. 255:? (P.B.) . . .158 
llmighty God, who hast built thy C^hurch on the founda- 
tion of the Apostles — P.B. 1549 (P.B.) . . .105 
llmighty God, who hast given us grace at this time with 

one accord — Liturgy of St. Chrysostom (5th cent.) 

(P.B.) 15 

llmighty God, who hast given thine only Son to be unto 

us both a sacrifice — P.B. 1549 (P.B.) . . .149 
llmighty God, who hast instructed thy holy Church — 

P.B. 1549 (P.B.)i 101 

llmighty God, who hast knit together thine elpct in one 

communion — P.B. 25^9 (P.B.) .... 105 

llmighty God, who hast made of one blood all nations of 

men — Bp. Cotton f 1866 (Sursum Corda) . . . 00 
llmighty God, who hast promised to hear the petitions — 

P.B. 1549 (V.B.) 6« 

llmighty God, who into the place of the traitor Judas — 

P.B. 1549 (P.B.) 160 

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Almiffhty God, whom truly to know is everlasting: life — 

P.B, 15J^9 (P.B.) 161 

Almi^lity God, who out of the mouth of babes and suck- 
liuf^s — Gelasian (P.B.)|1 . 

Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of our- 
selves to help ourselves — Gregorian (P.B.)* 

Almighty God, whose nature and property it is to forgive 
sinners — (Priest's Book of Private Devotion, 1913)* . 

Almighty God, whose very nature is love — D.S. 

Almighty God, who shewest to them that be in error the 
light of thy truth — Leonine and Gregorian (P.B.) 

Almighty God, who through thine only-begotten Son hast 
overcome death — Gelasian (B.C.) .... 

Almighty God, with whom do live the spirits of just men 
made perfect — P.B. 1549 and 1661^ D.S. 

Almighty Lord, and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech 
thee, to direct — Gregorian (P.B.) . 

And here we do give thee most high praise and hearty 
thanks — Non-Juror's Prayer Book 17 IS (The People's 
Missal)i . . . ' 139 

And now we bless thy holy name for all thy servants de- 
parted this life — (P.B.)* 54 

Answer us when we call, O God of righteousness — Psalms 

and Isaiah. D.S. 109 

Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications — 

Gelasian (P.B.) 43 



159 
140 

51 

182 

15% 
149 
192 
185 



112 



Be present, O Lord, to our supplications — Gelasian 
(B.C.)* 

Blessed art tliou, almighty Lord, who has granted us to 
pass through this day — Eastern Church Liturgy ( ? 4tli 
cent.) (C.P.;: . ' 50 

Blessed Christ, who on this glad and memorable day —D.S. 9() 

Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Script»n-es to be 

written— P. «. 154.9 (P.B.) 171 

Bless, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, our country 
Rev. W. Bellars (Before tlie Throne, 1886) 



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Christ our God, who wilt come to judge the world — 

iVorrtrrt/w- (? 7th cent.) (B.C.)* 141 

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PAGE 

Christ, the only Prince of Peace — D.S. . . . . 168 
Christ, the Son of Gotl, who by thy cross — D.S. . , 138 

Eternal Father, from wliom every family in heaven and 

earth — D.S. 61 

Eternal God, the Father of spirits and the Lover of 

souls — Rev. S. Baring-Gould (Tlie Golden Gate) . 107 

Eternal God, who hast made all thy works — D.S. . . 73 

Eternal God, who makest all things new — D.S. . . 143 

JEverlasting God, who hast ordained and constituted the 

* services of Angels — Gregorian {P. B.) . . . 164 

Father of mercies and God of all comfort — D.S. . . 168 
For the spoiling of the poor — Various Psalms. D.S. . . Ill 

Glory be to God on high — Bp. Ken f 1711 (C.P.)§ . . 69 
God, before whose face the generations rise and pass 

away — Dr. John Hunter (Devotional Services) . . 49 
God, beneath whose eye every heart trembles — Gelasian 

(B.C,)§ 147 

God, by whose will all things were made — Mosarabic 

(B.C.)§ . 173 

(.iod, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please 

thee — Ge/a*j«ji (P.B.) 156 

God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all 

just works — Gelasian (P.B.) ..... 29 
God, in whose hand are the hearts of kings — Gelasian 

(B.C.)- 53 

God of all the nations of the earth, remember the multitudes 

— St. Fi'ancis Xavier ^1552 (Sursum Corda) . 42 

God of love, who hast given a new commandment — Coptic 

Liturgy of Saint Cyril (fith cent.) (C. P.)- . . 30 
(Jod of unchangeable power and eternal light — Gelasian 

(B.C.) 41 

God our Father, who didst send forth thy Son — Source 

not found (C.P.)§ 70 

God, our Refuge and Strength, who art the Author of all 

godliness — Gregorian (P.B.) ..... 157 
God our Saviour, who hast made known thy kindness — 

Ep. Titus and P.B. D.S 176 

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PAGE 

God, rich in pity as in power — D.S. . . . .115 

God, the Bestower of peace and the Lover of goodwill — 

Gelasian (B.C.)§ 156 

God, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind — 

Bp. Gu7im7igfl6S4, {V.B.) 18 

God, the Eternal Light, the Splendour of tlie stars — 

Mozarabic (A.M.) ....... 171 

God the Father, Fount of Divinity — Jacobite Liturgy of St. 

i>?ony«iw* (.''5th cent.) (B.C.) — .... 54 

God, the Father of light, who hast taught us by the blessed 

doctrine — D.S. . . . . '. . .102 

God, the Father of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, whose 

name is great — Liturgy of St. James (?Srd cent.) (C.P.)J 38 
God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only 

Saviour — (P. B. 1715) .61 

God, the Life of the faithful, the Bliss of the rigliteous — 

Gelasian (B.C.) 176 

God, the Lord of life, the Conqueror over death — D.S. 186 

God, the Protector of all that trust in thee — Gregorian {P. B.) 158 
God, the Protector of those who put their trust in thee — 

Leonine (The People's Missal) . . . . .173 
God, the Refuge of the poor, the Hope of the humble — 

Gelasian {k.'Sl.)* 138 

God, the Salvation of believers, the Hope and Resurrection 

of the dead — Mozarabic [A.M.) ..... 140 
God, the Strength of all them that put their trust in tliee 

— Gelasian (P.B.) 152 

God, the Strength of the weak — D.S 30 

God, the true Light of believers — Ambrosian (A.M.)+ . 9 
God, to whom glory is sung in the highest — Mozarabic 

(A.M.)* . 74 

God, who art our Guide unto life — Gelasian (A.M. )§ . 138 
God, who art Peace everlasting, whose chosen reward is 

the gift of peace — Mozarabic (B.C.)* . . .174 
God, who art the Author of peace and Lover of concord — 

Gelasian (P.B.) .13 

God, who art the Father of all, and who alone makest men 

to be of one mind — Archbp. Davidson (C. P.)* . .169 
God, who art the unfathomed Abyss of peace — Syrian 

Clementine Liturgy {? 4111 cent.) (B.C.) . . .175 

God, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy 

faithful people — Gregorian (P.B.) . . . . 151 

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INDEX 

PAGE 

God, who by the blood of thy dear Son has consecrated 
for us — lAturgy of'St. JrtWf?* (Priest's Book of I'rivate 
Devotion)* ." 122 

God, who by the example of thy Son our Saviour — D.S. 148 

(Jod, who by tlie leadinj? of a star — Gregorian fP. B.) . 14o 

God, who by the lowliness of thy Son hast raised a fallen 

world — (Roman Breviary) ..... 172 

God, who by thy mighty power hast made all tilings — 

Sarum {\\K)\\ 185 

God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ hast commanded us to go 
into all the world — Rev. A. F. Thornhill (Family 
Prayers, 1916)- ".29 

God, who by thy AVord dost marvellously work out the 

reconciliation — Gelasian {'Q.C.)X • . • .14(5 

(Jod, who declarest thy almighty power most chiefly in 

showing mercy — G'<;/a6ta7i (P. B.) . . . .154 

God, who didst wonderfully constitute the dignity of human 

nature — (Roman Missal)* 127 

God, who dost not suffer those who hope in thee to be 

Am'xcieA. — Ambrosian (A.M.) 13B 

God, who dost sanctify thy universal Church — Gelasimi 

(B.C.)* 161 

God, who for our redemption didst give thine only-begotten 

Son — Gregorian (American Prayer Book, 1789) . 07 

(Jod, who hast made all those that are born again in Clirist 

— Gelusian (B.C.)* 157 

(Jod, who hast made of one blood all the nations of the 

earth — AS*. 107 

God, who hast made the most glorious Name of our Lord 

Jesus Christ — Sh/'m/m (B.(J.)J .... 143 

(Jod, wlio hast made this most sacred night to shine — 

Gelnsian (B.C.) 142 

(Jod, \\\\o hast prepared for them that love thee sucli 

good things — Gelnsian (P. B.)* 15^5 

(lod, who hast taught us to keep all thy heavenly com- 
mandments — Ambro-sian (B.C".)* .... 152 

(Jod, who in the glorious transfiguration of thy only-begot- 
ten Son — (Roman Breviary) ..... 163 

(Jod, who knowest us to be set in the midst of so many 

and great dangers — Gregorian (I'.B.) . . .144 

God, who makest thine angels spirits — Canon Liddon 

nSOO (C.P.) 41 

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INDEX 

PAGE 

God, who of thy great love to this world didst reconcile 

earth — Mozarahic (B.C.)* 157 

God, who purifiest the hearts of those who confess their 

sins — Gelasian (B.C.) . . . , . .147 
(iod, who restorest human nature to a higlier than its 

original dignity — Gelasian (B.C.) . . . .180 
God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might 

destroy the works — Bp. Cosin (P. B.) . . .158 
God, whose nature and property is ever to have mercy 

and forgive — Gregorian (P.B.) . . . . . 11 
God, who, through the grace of thy Holy Spirit, dost pour 

the gift of love — Sarmti (CP.)* . . . .156 
God, who through the preaching of the blessed Apostle 

Saint Paul — 5'«rMm (P.B.) 160 

God, who wast pleased to send on thy disciples the Holy 

Spirit — Gelasian (B.C.) 172 

Gracious Father, we humbly beseech thee for thy Universal 

Church — Archhp. Laud \16Jf5 (Lib. of Anglo-Catholic 

Theology)* 48 

Grant, O Lord, that as we are baptized into the death of 

thy blessed Son — Bp. Cosin (P.B.) . . . .149 
Grant, O Lord, that, in all our sufferings here upon 

earth — Gregorian (P.B.) . . . . . .159 

Grant, O Lord, that the ears which have heard the voice of 

thy songs — Liturgy of Malabar ( t 5th cent.) (Neale 

and Littledale's Translation) i . . . . .140 
Grant, O Lord, that while we lament the departure of this 

thy servant — (Roman Ritual)* . . . . 194 

Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this 

world — Leonine (P.B.)* 1513 

Grant, O merciful God, that as thine holy Apostle Saint 

James — P.B. i549 (P.B.) . ." . . .163 

Grant to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and 

do ~~ Leonine (P-B.) 154 

Grant us, O Lord, not to mind earthly things — Lcoinne 

(B.C.) . 173 

Grant us, O Lord, to rejoice in beholding the bliss of thy 

Jerusalem — Mozarabic (B.C.)* . . .172 

(•rant, we beseech thee, almiglity God, that like as we do 

believe — Gregorian (P.B.) . . . . . 150 

Grant, we beseech thee, almighty God, that we who are 

burdened — Source not tramd ..... 27 
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Grant, we beseech thee, almighty God, that we, who are 

coutiuually made to — D.S. . . . . .148 

Grant, we beseech thee, almighty God, that we who in so 

many occasions — Sarum (Tbe People's Missal)* . 147 
Grant, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful 

people pardon — Gelasian (P.B.) . . . . 156 
Great King of heaven and earth, the Lord and Giver of 

life — Bp. Jeremy Taylor il667 {C.V.) ... 16 

Have mercy upon us, O God, according to thy loving-kind- 
ness — P.?a/m 5^ * D.S. . . . . . .39 

Heavenly Father, whicli art tlie Fountain and full 

Treasure — Ch7'istian Prayers, 1566 (C'.P.) . .170 

Heavenly Father, whose face the angels of little children do 

always behold — D.S. 193 

Holy Father, we bless thy Name for the >V^ord who was 

with thee — St. John and Ancient Liturgies^ D.S. . 130 

Holy Lord, Father Almighty, eternal God, who hast 

brought us to the beginning — Sarum* . . . 199 

I confess to God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the 

Holy Ghost - iJownn Breviary § D.S. ■ . . 198,210 
illumine our hearts, O Loving Master — Liturgy of St. 

Chrysostotn* . . . . . . . .173 

Intercession of the 2nd Order — (P.B.)* .... 19 

Intercession of the 3rd Order — D.S. .... 24 

In the midst of life we are in death — Notker of St. Gall 

(9th cent.) (P.B.) : 190 

Keep, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy 

perpetual mercy — Gelasian (P. B.) . . . . 155 

King of glory. Lord of hosts, who with great triumph hast 
ascended — Roman Breviaiy. Vesper Antiphon to the 
Magnificat, and P.B.X . . . . . . . 151 

Let the prayers of thy children, O Lord, come up — 

Leonine (B.C.)* 53 

Let thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open — Leonine (P.B.) 154 

Ligliten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord — Gelasian 

(P.B.) 211 

Litany of Labour — D-S" 108 

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Litany of Missions — D.S. 



ivitli tlie eye of pity 



78 
105 

35 

yy 

113 

m 



45 
32 



150 
30 



Litany of the Church — D.S. . 
Litany of the 5th Order -- (P.B.)* 
Litany of the Holy Ghost — D.S. 
Litany of the Sick — D.S. . . 

Litany of the 10th Order — D.S. 
Look down from heaven, O Lord, 

— Gelasian (C.P.) 
Look upon us, O Lord, and let all the darkness of our souls 

vanish — St. Augustine f 4^0 (C.P.) . 
Lordand Master,our Help and Succour — ,SY. Clemenf^v. 100 

(C.P.)§ . 64 

Lord, bless this king^doni — Archbp. Laud (Library of Anglo- 

Catholic Theology): 48 

Lord, from whom all good things do come — Gelasian 

(P.B.) • 

Lord God Almighty, who didst endue thine apostles with 

singular gifts — Old Collect Adapted (('.P.) 
Lord God Almighty, who didst endue thy holy Apostle 

Barnabas — P. R i549 (P.B.) Ifi2 

Lord God, who by thy providence hast ordered — Bp. 

Westcottnmi (C.P.) 60 

Lord God, who in thy tender compassion didst send thy Son 

to be our Saviour — St. Basil (Horologion. Venice, 

1841)§ • ^^ 

Lord God, who seest that we put not our trust in any thnig 

that we do — Gregorian (P.B.) 145 

Lord, holy Father, we beseech thee in faith that our 

brother — Amhrosian (A.M.)t 139 

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who for our 

redemption — Pope Innocent JIlfH^lG. Sarani Missal 

(B.C.)* «« 

Lord Jesus Christ, wlio at thy first coming didst send thy 

messenger — Bp. Cosin (P.B.) 141 

Lord Jesus Christ, who didst say to thine apostles. Peace I 

leave with you — (Roman Missal) . . . . 137 
Lord Jesus Christ, who for the redemption of mankind 

didst ascend the cross — Sa}-um (B.C)|| . . .8(5 
Lord most High, let our prayer be set before thee as 

incense — D.S. . . ■ • • • . . bo 
Lord of all power and might, who art the Author and Giver 

of all good — Ge/a*f«« (P.B.) . ... 153 

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Lord our God^ great, eternal, wonderful in glory, who 
keepest covenant — Coptic Liturgy of St. Basil (? 4tli 
cent.) (C.P.) 20 

Lord our God, we confess that we have sinned againstthee — 

Liturgy of St. James (Neale and Littledale)§ . .120 

Lord our God, who hast bidden the light to shine out of 

darkness — Greek Church Liturgy {} At\\ cent.) (C.P.) 60 

Lord our God, whose compassion is the first cause — 

Leonine (B.C.)* 153 

Lord, our Support and Refuge ; deliver us from temptation 

— Mozarabic {li.C.) 172 

Lord, pour into the hearts of thy servants that joy of the 

righteous — Moearalnc (B.C.)*. .... 174 
Lord, raise up, we pray thee, thy power, and come amongst 

us — Gelasian (P.B.) 142 

Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like unto thee — 

Solomon (2 Chron. vi)J ...... 22 

Lord, the God of mercy, unto whom all live ; vouchsafe, we 

beseech thee — Rev. G. C. Binyon (Prayers for the City 

ofGod)t 48 

Lord, the great and dreadful God, which keepeth covenant 

and mercy — The Prophet Daniel (Dan. ix)t . . 22 
Lord, the Life of mortals, the Light of the faithful — 

Mozarahic (B.C.)|| . . "^ 20 

Lord, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their 

offences — Gregorian (P.B.) . . . . .157 
Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and 

defend thy Church — Gelasian (P.B.) . . .155 
Lord, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our prayers, and 

spare all those — Gelasian (P.B.) . . . .33 
Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of 

thy people — (jr^^oWan (P.B. ) . . . . . 144 

Lord, we beseech thee, that, as tliis holy Communion for- 

shews the union — (Roman Missal)J .... 137 
Lord, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household 

continually — Gregorian (P.B.) . . .• . 144 

Lord, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church 

— Gregorian {V.B.) 150 

Lord, we pray thee that tliy grace may always prevent and 

follow us - Gregorian (P.B.) . . . . .155 
Lord, who hast brouglit us through the darkness of night to 

iheWghX. ~ Book of Hours, 186Jf. {i'.V.) ... 44 
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Lord, who hast made hoth the body a"fl the soul in man 
^ Sacramentnry of Sampion (4th cent.) (The People's 
Missal)- 30 

Lord, who hast taught us that all our doings without 

charity are notliing — P. R 15^9 (P. B.) . , .145 

Lord, who never failest to help and govern them whom 

thou dost bring — Gelasian (P.B.) . . . .152 

Lord, who, though thou wast rich, yet for our sakes didst 

become poor — St. Augustine (CP.) .... 42 

Lord, who under a wonderful sacrament hast left us 

a memorial — (Roman Missal)* ..... 152 

May the Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto you pardon, 

absolution — Surum ....... 57 

May the Almighty and merciful Lord grant us pardon, 

absolution — Roman Breviary .... 198,212 
Merciful and gracious God, who didst deign to make Mary 

Magdalene — D.S. lfi.3 

Merciful and most loving God, by whose will and bountiful 

gift — Ga///cfl» (B.C. )§ 142 

Merciful God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is 

the Resurrection — P.B. i55^ (P.B.) . . .198 

Merciful Lord, the Comforter and Teacher of thy faithful 

people — Ambrosian (B.C.)* ..... 145 
Merciful Lord, we beseech thee to cast thy bright beams of 

light — Gre^o/wH (P.B.) . . '. . . .159 
Mercifully incline thine ear, O Lord, to these our prayers 

— Ancient Collect Adapted (CP.)* .... 49 
Mercifully regard, O Lord, the prayers of thy family — 

Leonine (B.C.) ... ..... 25 

Most gracious God, we humbly beseech thee, as for this 

kingdom in general — Archbp. Laud (P.B.) - . . 167 
Most high and holy God, we humbly beseech thee to accept 

these our alms ~ Didache, P. B., &;c. D.S. . . . 128 
Most merciful Father, upon whose beloved Son our Saviour 

J esus Christ— P.B. 1549. \- 1661* D.S. . . .178 

Most mighty God and merciful Father, who hast com- 
passion upon all men — Adapted froyn Sarum by Bp. 

Andrewes {?.B.)t 44,80 

Prevent us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most gracious 

favour - Gregorian (P.B.) . • • . 1<1 

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Receive, O holy Father, almighty God, this bread — 

(Roman Missal) J . " 126 

Thou that art of purer eyes tlian to behold iniquity — 

Hubhakiik and Psalms* U.S. 10 

Thou that art the Saviour of all them that put their trust 
ill thee — Liturgy of St. James ; adapted by Bp. Andrewes 
(Library of Anglo-Catholic Theology) ... 42 

Thou upou whom the isles do wait, and in whom is their 
trust — Bp. Andrewes \1626 (Library of Anglo- 
(Jatholic Theology)* ....... 64 

Thou who art Love, and whoseestall the suffering, injustice 

— Eugene Bersier (C.P.)* 30 

Thou who art the Light of the minds that know thee — 

Gelasian (C.P.)* 174 

Thou who art the Light of the world, the Desire of all 

nations — D.S 81 

Thou who makest the stars, and turnest the shadow of 

death - D.S. 91 

Thou, whose eye is over all the children of men — Dr. 
Martineau iWOO (Common Prayer for Christian Wor- 
ship, 1861): 48 

Thou who sendest forth the light. Greatest the morning — 

Bp. Andrewes (Library of Anglo-Catholic Theology) . 171 



Wash you, make you clean ; put away the evil of your 
doing — The Prophet Isaiah. ..... 

Watch, dear Lord, with tliose who watch, or wake, or weep 
this night — St. Augustine (C. P.)t . . . . 

We beseech thee, almighty God, look upon the hearty 
desires — Gregorian (P. B.) . . . . . 

We beseech thee, almighty God, to accompany the institu- 
tions — (Roman Missal)* ...... 

W^e beseech thee, O God, pour thy grace into our hearts — 
Gregorian (P.B.) 

We beseech thee, O Lord, in thy forgiving love, turn 
away — Gregorian (B.C.) ...... 

We call to mind, O God, before thy throne of grace, all 
those — Archbp. Hamilton 1:1571 (C.P.) 

We do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful 
Lord — Order of C'otnmunion, 1548 (P. B.) . 
394 



39 
54 
146 
139 
161 
145 
42 
132 



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We give thee thanks, O God the Father, who hast delivered 

us — Mozarahic (B.C.) . . . . . . . 92 

We give thee thauks, yea more than thanks, O Lord our 

God — Liturgy of St. Mark (?3rd cent.) (C.P.)*. . 21 
We humbly beseech thee, O Father, mercifully to look — 

Sarum (P.B.) . . • 36 

We offer unto thee, O Lord, this chalice — (Roman Missal)* 127 
Wherefore, having in remembrance his blessed passion — 

Various Ancient Liturgies^ D.S. . . . . .131 

Who is like unto God, that pardoneth iniquity — The 

Prophet Mieah* . . . . . . . .17 



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